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The Actors (2003)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 May 2003 (UK)
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

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Barreller
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Dolores
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Mrs. Magnani
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Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Rita
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Clive
Abigail Iversen ...
Mary
Michael Colgan ...
Audition Director
Deirdre Walsh ...
Camcorder Girl
Bill Hickey ...
Stage Doorkeeper
Veronica O'Reilly ...
Box Office Attendant
Paul Ward ...
Maurice - Usher
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Dermot - Usher
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Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

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Thick as thieves. Only thicker.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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16 May 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy alakítás  »

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£226,860 (United Kingdom), 18 May 2003, Limited Release
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Goofs

(at around 1 min) When Magnani finally confronts Tony and Tom in their dressing room, the mic is visible above Tom's head. See more »

Quotes

Jock: What about this actor you were helping?
[the concealed O'Malley gasps]
Jock: What the fuck is that about?
Tom Quirk: [as Barreller] He wouldn't know anything. All he knew is that I owed money to somebody. Everybody owes money to someone. Anyway he's a moron. And the Tucker can't act!
[O'Malley spittakes]
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Soundtracks

Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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You'll enjoy it almost as much as the cast obviously did
2 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Right, for a start, I liked it. It was funny, It was farcical; Michael Caine and Dylan Moran threw themselves into their roles with such obvious glee, that I found it impossible not to be swayed by this film despite its many obvious flaws. The musical score just didn't seem appropriate; a number of the scenes appeared irrelevant and a little clunky; it just is not perfectly crafted and does appear cobbled together at times. But, and its a big but, its just funny. It just is - Michael Caine is wonderful as the neverhasbeen, entirely self absorbed O'Malley. While Moran handles his (definately more challenging) role with an almost nonchalent ease - a superb actor and one to watch in the future me thinks. In summary, and despite its flaws, if you don't laugh at this nice little film then your a bigger cynic than me - and you have my pity!


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