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  (in credits order)

Andrew Scott ... Paul
James Quarton ... Al

Eva Birthistle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Craney ... Julie

Colin Farrell ... Click

Directed by
Owen McPolin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eamonn Maguire  developer
Owen McPolin 

Produced by
Gerry Johnston .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Corkey 
Cinematography by
Ossie McLean 
Film Editing by
Kathleen Connolly 
Casting by
Gillian Reynolds 
Production Management
Paul Largan .... production manager
Sound Department
Grethe Mitchell .... sound editor
Richard Munns .... sound mixer

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84 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A keeper, 26 October 2003
Author: Paul English from Ireland

I've watched "Drinking Crude" three times since it was released back in 1997 and it consistently entertains. A curious tale of a drifting, spoiled, middle class rural Irish youth just out of Leaving Cert and his working relationship with an arrogant Scottish thirtysomething. People have remarked on Eva Birthistle's performance but the real sensuality in this film belongs to Heather Craney's Julie - who has two very brief scenes - barely lasting 60 seconds between them. She appears early in the film when Al brings Paul back to his brother's home - and lights up the screen with her smouldering voluptuousness.

Elsewhere Colin (Colm?) Farrell makes an appearance as the irritating Click.

A keeper. 7/10

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