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An Everlasting Piece (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  23 March 2001 (Ireland)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Enda Oates ...
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)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$75,078 (USA) (12 January 2001)
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Scalper: The scrotum is the devil's tobacco pouch!
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Under Pressure (with Queen)
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excellent comedy
9 July 2002 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

A very funny comedy set in Belfast. It's always an challenge to find humor in very serious situations but writer and star does a fine job in combining the two. The plot is clever with a number of nice twists. The acting is good all around. I feel the movie is quite well done and worth seeing - it's one I'd recommend to friends.


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