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When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)

A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Brendan
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Trudy
Marie Mullen ...
Mother
Pauline McLynn ...
Nuala
Don Wycherley ...
Niall
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Edgar
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Siobhan
Barry Cassin ...
Headmaster
Niall O'Brien ...
Judge
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Lynn
Ali White ...
Mary
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Female Chorister
Jack Lynch ...
Conductor
Dr. Stewart ...
Himself
Robert O'Neill ...
Dylan
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Storyline

A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

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teacher | thief | burglary | riot | refugee | See All (12) »

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His heart wasn't all she stole . . .

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

9 March 2001 (Ireland)  »

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Brendan & Trudy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£139,195 (UK) (9 March 2001)

Gross:

$132,384 (USA) (27 April 2001)
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Trivia

The school scenes were filmed in Blackrock College, Dublin, Kieron J. Walsh's old school. Walsh was not permitted to use the actual school crest in the film, so the dove and lion were flipped in their positions and the real motto, "Fides et robur" (Faith and Strength), was replaced by "C'era una volta il Ociente" (Once Upon a Time In The West). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brendan: [as narrator] Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard. Sunset Boulevard, Dublin, Ireland. You see the body of a young man lying in a pool. Nobody important, just a schoolteacher with a couple of Bs and Cs to his credit. The poor dope. He always wanted a pool. Well, in the end he got himself a pool, only the price turned out to be a little high. Let's go back about six months and find the day it all started.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits roll, the word "FIN" appears in French on the screen, then the main characters are shown, one at a time or in small groups, with text on the screen revealing their further fates. See more »

Connections

References B. Monkey (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

In Pursuit Of Happiness
Written by Neil Hannon
Performed by The Divine Comedy
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Simple old fashioned fun.
29 August 2001 | by (Perth, Austrailia) – See all my reviews

I thought that this film from start to finish was just great fun. It was a simple romance with many far from simple situations. It had a great unique brand of humor that many Irish films possess. Its take off on many classic movies were great, my favorite was A Bout De Souffle , then breaking into Irish and the John Wayne thought the doorway scene. I don't think that Roddy Doyle tried too hard, he just seems to let it flow. Its fun, try it.


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