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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

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Brendan
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Trudy
Marie Mullen ...
Mother
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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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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

Spoofs Miller's Crossing (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cascade Waltz
Written by Ray Davies
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Offbeat romance...
24 December 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This one I found quite by accident in a remainder bin and had heard that the great Roddy Doyle had written it. It is a movie lover's delight with many references to old movies. The uptight teacher, Brendan, is a movie buff with a leaning in the art house direction. He sings in a choir and is just about the poster boy for a Mummy's darling. Trudy is, well, the complete opposite, a thief who would never watch anything not in technicolour. There are lots of small scenes that take you by surprise here, many laughs. Trudy and her three TVs one stacked on top of the other, Brendan singing Panis Angelicus at her urging in the most inappropriate of places, Brendan's mother being far from anyone that would have a son like Brendan. The last third of the movie was a bit of a let down, went into slapstick mode, a little too frenetic in parts. Well worth seeing though. 7 out of 10.


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