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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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Cast

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
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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)  »

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Pile poil  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$75,078 (USA) (14 January 2001)
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Trivia

Producer Jerome O'Connor filed a $10 million lawsuit against DreamWorks for effectively burying the film so as not to offend the British government. DreamWorks head Steven Spielberg was rumored to receive an honor from The Queen but a wide release of the film (which lampoons the UK government's treatment of Northern Ireland) would have scuppered that. Consequently the film was released in just 6 cinemas - and Spielberg got his honor. See more »

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Scalper: The scrotum is the devil's tobacco pouch!
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Features The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Under Pressure (with Queen)
Performed by David Bowie
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A nice comic angle on the Troubles
14 July 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

An Everlasting Piece is definitely one of the better Irish comedies I've seen in a long time. Though not on par with the Barrytown Trilogy or Divorcing Jack, the three leading characters are witty and strong. I'm very partial to Brian F. O'Byrne's thoughtful, subdued yet humorous portrayal of Protestant George Post. His best line is arguably, "He's as Orange as that chair." The film features many funny and poignant moments that make the film enjoyable to anyone who appreciates Ireland and its people.


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