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Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Barry McGovern ... Vladimir

Johnny Murphy ... Estragon
Alan Stanford ... Pozzo

Stephen Brennan ... Lucky

Sam McGovern ... Boy

Directed by
Michael Lindsay-Hogg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Samuel Beckett  play

Produced by
Michael Colgan .... producer
Joan Egan Foglia .... executive producer (as Joan Egan)
Alan Moloney .... producer
Joe Mulholland .... executive producer
Susan Mullen .... associate producer
Jim Shortall .... line producer
Rod Stoneman .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Seamus Deasy 
Film Editing by
Lori Ball 
Dody Dorn 
Production Design by
Charles Garrad 
Art Direction by
Julie Busher 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
Makeup Department
Anita Brolly .... hair assistant
Anita Brolly .... makeup assistant
Patsy Giles .... hair stylist
Patsy Giles .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jim Duggan .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Murphy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Byrne .... trainee assistant director
Seamus Collins .... first assistant director
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director
Barry Johnson .... trainee assistant director
Owen Magee .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Peter Buckley .... carpenter
Eugene Campbell .... carpenter
Neil Crawford .... carpenter
Stuart Crinnion .... carpenter
Cos Egan .... property master
Brian Geoghegan .... carpenter
Bernard Hickie .... greensman
Tommy Rennick .... carpenter
Bobby Richardson .... painter
Gerard Richardson .... painter (as Gerry Richardson)
Brian Thoma .... carpenter
Dave Whelan .... construction manager
Sound Department
John Fitzgerald .... re-recording mixer
Ken Galvin .... adr recordist
Ian Johns .... sound trainee
Anthony Litton .... sound editor
Karl Merren .... sound recordist
Nikki Moss .... supervising sound editor (as Nicky Moss)
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
Cathi Weldon .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects
Gerry Farrell .... special effects
Kevin Nolan .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ciarán Barry .... camera operator (as Ciaran Barry)
Mark Byrne .... clapper loader
Sean Cahill .... electrician
Sean Cahill .... rigging electrician
Noel Cullen .... gaffer
Kieran Dempsey .... electrician
Dave Durney .... generator electrician
Jim Farrell .... electrician
David Grennan .... focus puller
Dave Keith .... crane operator
John Murphy .... camera grip
Shane O'Neill .... focus puller
Andrew O'Reilly .... camera trainee
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
Maurice Swan .... generator electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriel O'Brien .... wardrobe supervisor
Leonie Prendergast .... wardrobe assistant
Transportation Department
Thomas Clarke .... driver: construction department
Murty Kavanagh .... driver: director
John O'Loughlin .... unit driver
Other crew
Laura Brooks .... title designer
Renee Burke .... script supervisor
James Hickey .... legal
Ruth Hunter .... legal
Peter McEvoy .... caterer
Anneliese O'Callaghan .... production coordinator
Mary Jo O'Donoghue .... accounting assistant
Mary Jo O'Donoghue .... production assistant
Caitriona Ward .... unit publicist

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120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sam McGovern (the messenger boy) is the son of Barry McGovern (Vladimir).See more »
[first lines]
Estragon:[struggles to remove his boot and fails] Nothing to be done.
Vladimir:I'm beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I've tried to put it from me, saying Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle.
[to Estragon]
Vladimir:So there you are again.
Estragon:Am I?
Vladimir:I'm glad to see you back. I thought you were gone forever.
Estragon:Me too.
Vladimir:Together again at last! We'll have to celebrate this. But how? Get up till I embrace you.
Estragon:Not now, not now.
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant!, 2 July 2001
Author: Dan-342 from Stockholm, Sweden

On June 30th 2001, this version of Waiting for Godot was on Ch 4 in England, as a part of their project "Beckett on film". Many of those who were lucky enough to see it will probably tend to agree that it was a thoroughly enjoyable film version of this fantastic play.

Waiting for Godot doesn't really invite filming, since it doesn't allow the utilization of the film medium; it is located in one single spot and has a very stationary character. Its main theme of the futility of man's aspirations comes across nicely though. The camera work was subtle but superbly done. The location chosen was very good, as well as the casting and the acting. The tree however looked too real for my taste. It fit nicely at the spot but I don't think it was used to support the activities. I gave this play-turned-film a 9. I would have given it a 10 if the tree had had the obviously fake expression usually used to support the absurd sense of the situation.

See it if you have the chance. If you are interested in the theatre, there is a good chance that you will like it.

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