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The Actors (2003)

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

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Barreller
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Aisling O'Sullivan ...
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Abigail Iversen ...
Michael Colgan ...
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Veronica O'Reilly ...
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Storyline

Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people he owes money to.

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actor | stage play | disguise | debt | castle | See more »

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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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Release Date:

16 May 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy alakítás  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£226,860 (UK) (16 May 2003)

Gross:

£226,860 (UK) (16 May 2003)
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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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Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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charming throwaway fluff of the highest order!
3 June 2003 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I know this film has had a fairly rough ride from the critics, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The real star here is the fantastic Dylan Moran. He never fails to be both hilarious and convincing in all of his varied disguises. He also manages to radiate a sweet charm that belies his outrageous pratfalls. Special mention must also go to Michael Gambon who plays for laughs with a brilliantly accurate and yet comedic inner city Dublin accent. The only weak link is Caine who, while obviously having a great laugh hamming it up, plays the least interesting and most unsympathetic character. It probably won't play that well overseas but it's well worth a watch all the same.


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