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Jack Flinter
Isabelle Menke ...
Isabelle
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Des Fitzpatrick
Gerard Mannix Flynn ...
Mulligan
Catherine Punch ...
Alice
Alan Devlin ...
Pop Devlin
Aaron Harris ...
Gerry Murphy
Maria Lennon ...
Kay
Alan Devine ...
Barry
Vinnie McCabe ...
Taxi Driver
Joe Hanley ...
Barman
Patrick Leech ...
Undercover Garda
Frank McDonald ...
Wino
Sinead Murphy ...
Vera
Michael West ...
Dr. Gorman
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Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, his behavior increasingly unpredictable. Their latest scam has them in over their heads. He meets Isabelle, a German woman visiting the city and the resulting story takes place over a few days and nights when all Jack's chickens come home to roost. His life spinning out of control, he has to make a decision - sink or swim. Written by Anonymous

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In every club in every bar there's a dealer dying to make it big

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The film was shot in 18 days on a budget of 18,000. According to Connolly "We put together a compact crew - first-timers like ourselves - and we shot the film in eighteen days, mostly within a three mile radius of O'Connell Bridge. We tried to follow some basic guidelines we had culled together from reading and hearing about low-budget film-making - namely, you write a script with a couple of characters in one location; you do an inventory of availability; you make it fit your budget; you rehearse well, talk everything through; you spend the money on getting the best gear you can afford; you keep the shoot tight - three weeks maximum; you use locations that are free; you keep to a twelve-hour day, six day week; you shoot a ratio of 6/1 and you keep away from people who say it can't be done." See more »

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Jack Flinter: [Des finishes rolling a joint as Jack comes into the room] Where is it?
Des Fitzpatrick: What?
Jack Flinter: The gun.
Des Fitzpatrick: [hands it over] It's the one James Bond uses in the films.
Jack Flinter: Yeah, but this is real life.
[Jack points the gun at Des]
Jack Flinter: How does it feel Des?
Des Fitzpatrick: What are you playing at?
Jack Flinter: How does it feel Des?
Des Fitzpatrick: You're not scaring me. It's not loaded.
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Pointlessness.
24 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie didn't make me irritated, as some true wastes of time and money do, but it's really kind of... oy.

This 'flick' is a scrambled egg. I rented it on a 2-4-$1 deal at my local grindhouse video rental hackjob, which typically features a good deal of horror, vulgar comedy, and straight-to-video drug dealer sagas; the cover sold this as a drug/mobster movie set in Dublin. However, I was unable to tell where it was shot except for an occasional set of wet cobblestones. As for the filmmaker, it looks a a temporarily hip bartender was able to con his bosses into financing a movie about the 'thug life' as imagined by a complete neophyte.

Really, it's a mopey romantic 'guy flick' slightly modified to seem less pathetically whiny by tacking on a 'tough-guy' mob subplot. The party where 'flick' runs into the one chick, the thing with his partner, his personal issues, etc. etc. etc. It's really an episode of FRIENDS with some guys in leather coats hovering about.

The sex scene is not bad, I'll give it that, but other than that, it wasn't even a very good time-waster.

(Oh; reading the other reviews and finding it was shot on the proverbial shoestring budget, it totally explains the obviously fake Walther PPK in the van, and the rabbit-hunting rifle the 'police' tote at the iffy climactic shootout).

I'd like to be nicer, but really.


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