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An Everlasting Piece (2000)

Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig ... See full summary »

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Colm
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George
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Bronagh
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Gerty
Ruth McCabe ...
Mrs. O'Neill
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Mickey
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Scalper
Des McAleer ...
Mr. Black
Colum Convey ...
IRA Man
Ian Cregg ...
Milker
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Comrade
Seamus Ball ...
Mr. Duggan
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Detective
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Vicar
George Shane ...
Billy King
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Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper, to sell them his leads, the two embark on a series of house calls--always in neighborhoods that are dangerous for one or the other partner. Then they find out they may lose their exclusive wig distributorship to competitors. Through a series of comic twists, the pair are given large orders for wigs by both sides of the Protestant/Catholic conflict. Should they compromise their principles in order to keep their business? Will it destroy their friendship? Could one of their wigs in the hands of the IRA actually put one or both of them in jail or even get them killed? Written by Miles Fowler

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Piece on Earth.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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23 March 2001 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Pile poil  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,128 (USA) (29 December 2000)

Gross:

$75,078 (USA) (12 January 2001)
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Quotes

Scalper: The scrotum is the devil's tobacco pouch!
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Connections

Features Stop Making Sense (1984) See more »

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Under Pressure (with Queen)
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A movie about more than friendship
25 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone I've told about this movie loves it. It says a lot about friendship, love (parental, fraternal, egocentric, altruistic) and about a country bifurcated by war and misunderstanding. As usual, with movies made in Ireland and Britain, the humor is broad and subtle at the same time and even the very minor characters are fully drawn. If ever there was a time for this film it's now. With surreal humor (although what is surreal these days?) it explores the meaning of hate, love, war and forgiveness. It is a movie about common lives that are circumscribed by conflict and about the way people cope with impossible and untenable situations: with the way, in short, that they survive. And it's funny! Billy Connelly as "Scalper" is, as usual, over the top in the best sense.


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