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An Everlasting Piece -- Director Barry Levinson attempts to repeat the success of several recent, low-budget British imports with this comedy about a pair of prison barbers trying to make a success of a hairpiece business in Northern Ireland.
An Everlasting Piece -- US Theatrical Trailer from Dreamworks


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Writer (WGA):
Barry McEvoy (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2001 (Ireland) See more »
Piece on Earth.
Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Barry Levinson
 (From The AV Club. 16 October 2008, 10:31 PM, PDT)

Connolly joins 'Lemony' film for Silberling
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 8 December 2003)

Levinson Slams Spielberg Over New Movie
 (From WENN. 26 March 2001)

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  (in credits order)

Barry McEvoy ... Colm

Brían F. O'Byrne ... George

Anna Friel ... Bronagh
Pauline McLynn ... Gerty
Ruth McCabe ... Mrs. O'Neill

Laurence Kinlan ... Mickey

Billy Connolly ... Scalper
Des McAleer ... Mr. Black
Colum Convey ... IRA Man
Ian Cregg ... Milker

David Pearse ... Comrade
Seamus Ball ... Mr. Duggan
Enda Oates ... Detective

Des Braiden ... Vicar
George Shane ... Billy King
Brendan Costelloe ... English Patient

Simon Delaney ... Orderly
Olivia Nash ... Eileen McGivern

Kathleen Bradley ... Bronagh's Cousin
Maclean Stewart ... Masked Man #1
Darren Lawless ... Smok Mullen
Peter Quinn ... Que McKeever
David Howarth ... British Officer
Mark Carruthers ... TV Anchor
A.J. Kennedy ... Masked Man #2
Nevan Finegan ... Dixieland Man (as Nevan Finnegan)
Samuel Bright ... Wee Messer
Philip Young ... Man in Cinema
Conor Bradford ... News Reporter
Martin Nicholl ... Hard Man
Michael Fieldhouse ... Barrister
Bryan McCaugherty ... Creeped Youth
Jack Quinn ... Bronagh's Dad
Frank O'Keeffe ... Professor
Paul Clancy ... Butcher
Little John Nee ... Toupee Man
Jonathan Shankey ... Toupee Man #2
Paula McFetridge ... IRA Man's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Campbell ... Mick
Sue Moore ... Girl in Bar

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
Writing credits
Barry McEvoy (written by)

Produced by
Blair Daily .... associate producer
Tiffany Daniel .... co-producer
Lou DiGiaimo Jr. .... co-producer (as Louis DiGiaimo Jr.)
Louis DiGiaimo .... producer
James Flynn .... co-producer
Mark Johnson .... producer
Barry Levinson .... producer
Patrick McCormick .... executive producer
Jerome O'Connor .... producer
Morgan O'Sullivan .... co-producer
Paula Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Seamus Deasy 
Film Editing by
Stu Linder 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
Art Direction by
Mark Lowry 
Padraig O'Neill 
Set Decoration by
Laura Bowe 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
Makeup Department
Eileen Buggy .... key hair stylist
Audrey Doyle .... makeup artist
Lynn Johnson .... key makeup artist
Sandra Kelly .... assistant hair stylist
Clare Lambe .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Patrick McCormick .... unit production manager
Seamus McInerney .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marian Barlow .... assistant director
Patrick Conroy .... assistant director
Elizabeth Gill .... first assistant director
Bailey Marks .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Graeme Bird .... assistant art director
Simon Boyd .... assistant art director: Belfast
Alan Cheevers .... master plasterer
Colman Corish .... stand-by art director
Tom Dowling .... construction coordinator
Alan Dunne .... swing
Mick Flood .... property master (as Michael Flood)
Jimmy Gillen .... stand-by stagehand
John Lamon .... stand-by carpenter
Gerard Lanigan .... props
Daragh Lewis .... props
Eoin Lewis .... swing
Nicky MacManus .... construction foreman
Christy O'Shaughnessy .... supervising painter
Julie Ochipinti .... assistant art director
Tyrone Monaghan .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jennifer Barin .... recordist
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Yin Cantor .... assistant dialogue editor
Ben Conrad .... foley mixer
Steve Fontano .... foley recordist
Ken Galvin .... adr recordist
Anna Geyer .... foley recordist
Kevin Globerman .... second engineer
Claire Graybill .... dialogue editor
Gabriel Guy .... machine room operator
Kieran Horgan .... production sound mixer
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Bruce Lacey .... foley editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Juan Peralta .... mix assistant
Noel Quinn .... boom operator
Frank Rinella .... foley mixer
Marcie Romano .... supervising assistant dialogue editor
Julia Shirar .... assistant sound designer
Gregg Silk .... second engineer
Michael Silvers .... supervising dialogue editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... dialogue editor (as Gwen Yates Whittle)
Christopher Barnett .... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Phillip Blackford .... mix assistant (uncredited)
Juan Peralta .... digital mix technician (uncredited)
Michael Silvers .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... adr editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carr .... rigging gaffer
Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh .... electrician
Fionn Comerford .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Tadhg Conway .... video operator
Seamus Corcoran .... camera operator
Sean Creagh .... generator operator
Noel Cullen .... chief lighting technician
Fiona Deasy .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Shane Deasy .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kieran Dempsey .... assistant chief lighting technician
Paul Fagan .... electrician
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Damien Heffernan .... electrician
Joe Martin .... key grip
Davey Mayes .... electrician: additional (as Davie Mayes)
Shane O'Neill .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Pat Ryder .... electrician
Howard Smith .... Steadicam operator
Casting Department
Amy Hubbard .... casting assistant (as Amy MacLean)
Lisa Kelly .... extras casting
Mary Maguire .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Callaghan .... costumer
Ger Scully .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Terry Claborn .... color timer
Martin Cohen .... post-production executive
Blair Daily .... additional editor
Kevin Du Toit .... post-production assistant
Jason Joseph .... assistant editor
Anna Maria O'Flanagan .... assistant editor
Location Management
Cara Gavigan .... location manager
Catherine Geary .... location trainee
Eoin Holohan .... location assistant
Maria O'Connor .... location manager: Belfast
Music Department
Tom Broderick .... music production services: Media Ventures (as Thomas Broderick)
Patrick Cassidy .... composer: additional music, jigs
Richard Cook .... composer: additional music, jigs
Craig Eastman .... composer: additional music, jigs
Vicki Hiatt .... music editor
Max Hoetzel .... composer: additional music, jigs
Todd Homme .... executive in charge of music
Davey Johnstone .... composer: additional music, jigs
Barry Levinson .... composer: additional music, jigs
Allan Mason .... music supervisor
Gretchen O'Neal .... music production supervisor
Heitor Pereira .... composer: additional music, jigs
Dave Raven .... composer: additional music, jigs
Jeff Rona .... composer: additional music, jigs
Bruno Roussel .... assistant music editor
Martin Tillman .... composer: additional music, jigs
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
Brendan King .... unit driver
Karl Moore-Levy .... action vehicle coordinator
Eamonn Murphy .... transportation captain
Michael Phelan .... driver: Barry Levinson
Other crew
Adam Barber .... assistant: Mr. Zimmer
Gillian Cody .... assistant production accountant
Emer Conroy .... script supervisor
Glenn Delaney .... stand-in
Maria DeVane .... post-production accountant
Cheryl Donaldson .... assistant: Mark Johnson
Jim Dooley .... assistant: Mr. Zimmer
Clay Duncan .... assistant: Mr. Zimmer
Jen Griffin .... accounting assistant
Jennifer Griffin .... assistant accountant
Michael Grigsby .... supervising accountant
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Cathy Handelman .... production coordinator
Emma Jennings .... assistant production coordinator
Gerry Lundberg .... unit publicist
Bailey Marks .... stand-in
Richard Matthews .... production trainee
John McKenna .... armorer
Steven R. Molen .... production executive
David Murphy .... production accountant
Moanike'ala Nakamoto .... assistant: Hans Zimmer
Frances O'Reilly .... assistant to executive producer
Tricia Perrott .... assistant to executive producer
Chris Rosenbery .... assistant: Barry Levinson
Lindsay Sloane .... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Nick Thomas .... production assistant
Jim Turner .... production controller

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Rated R for language
103 min
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Great!, 24 February 2004
Author: Tully-9

This film was great for exactly what it was: a comedic drama with honest political/cultural commentary.

Set during the 1980's in the British-controlled portion of Ireland, "An Everlasting Piece" is about a Catholic and a Protestant barber who set off to win a monopoly as hair-piece salesman in the north of Ireland.

The style of comedy was what I would call "very British-like". It had that dry and witty sense of humor that is so terrific if you appreciate that sort of thing (just for the record, I'm usually a fan).

As far as the cultural/political commentary goes, an earlier post pointed out that George's family is non-existent in this movie, and that the story revolves around an almost entirely Catholic cast. My response is that to include the Protestant side of the story would have been impossible. To include the loyalist populace (and thus the loyalist paramilitaries, since there would have to be a balancing cinematic force countering the story of the IRA) would have required probably another 3 hours. I think this movie is really about the Catholic-Catholic confrontation. You've an IRA man who says "I want more than to just survive," in an era of unequal rights and opportunities for Irish Catholics, just as it was for the African Americans 2 decades before the film takes place. Then you have a Catholic who believes in "the cause" (ideologically speaking), yet has a Protestant friend who is obviously not concerned with politics or consumed with partisan hatred. The political/cultural issue here is the fact that the ideal the IRA was fighting for in the '80's (at the time, equal rights through union with the Irish Republic)) was legitimate in many respects- yet at what expense?

In the end the "film" is a movie- it is heart-warming entertainment that gives the viewer a general sense of one of the overall issues facing Ireland in the '80's, and it gives a lot of chuckles. It'll make you laugh, feel, and even make you think- so it's worth at least the rental price.

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