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Puckoon (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  4 April 2003 (Ireland)
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Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hughes ...
Dan Madigan
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Dr. Goldstein
Daragh O'Malley ...
Father Rudden
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O'Brien
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Col. Stokes
Nickolas Grace ...
Foggerty
B.J. Hogg ...
Rafferty
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O'Toole
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Sgt. McGillikuddie
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Sir John Meredith
Richard Rickings ...
Alex Walker
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Writer-Director
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The surveyor
Frankie McCafferty ...
Lenny
Conor Mullen ...
Shamus
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Storyline

Puckoon is a wee Irish village that gets caught up in an argument about where the border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland should be. Keen to get the matter sorted before the pubs close, a random borderline is wrestled on the map of the Emerald Isle and Puckoon gets divided as well - literally. As the barbed wire fences and Army checkpoints go up overnight, suddenly people cannot get to their outhouses or walk from one side of the street to the other. It has some advantages - everyone squeezes into the tiniest corner of the pub because it is in Northern Ireland territory where the beer is cheaper, but worst of all is the church and its graveyard. Now the newly deceased need a valid passport, renewable every year, if they want to be buried "across the border". A plan is hatched to return the newly dead back to Ireland. At the same time, a plan is hatched to smuggle explosives in coffins to Northern Ireland with, as they say, hilarious results. Written by <jbartlett2000@hotmail;com>

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Knowing where to draw the line

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4 April 2003 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Határvillongások  »

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Richard Attenborough plays a "Writer-Director" in this movie. Attenborough is really a director, but he has never worked as a writer. See more »

Quotes

Col. Martin: Gunner Madigan, you are a coward.
Dan Madigan: No, Sir! Not true! I'm a hero with coward's legs.
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The above Cast list was random... like most Borders! See more »

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Sunrise
Written by Neil Hannon
[from the Setanta album "Fin de Siecle"]
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A few changes, but still as funny as the book.
11 October 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Saw the film at the closing gala of the Ealing Film Festival in West London(England). Enjoyed it immensely. Although the Crow & the Chinese Policeman don't appear, and Dan Milligan becomes Dan Madigan (played by Sean Hughes (I)). The interaction between Dan and the Author (Writer/Director) voiced/played by Lord Richard Attenborough, works very well.

The rumour is that Lord Attenborough and Elliott Gould (as Dr. Goldstein) appeared in the film for just a pint of beer.

Spike was shown the film, on video before he died and by all accounts enjoyed it immensely.


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