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The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)
"The Boys from County Clare" (original title)

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Jimmy McMahon (Meany) and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual Ceili music competition in Ireland.

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John Joe
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Maisie
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Miko
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Brendan O'Hare ...
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Johnny
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Teddy
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Frank Twomey ...
Roger
Emmet Kirwan ...
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Noel Bridgeman ...
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Storyline

The All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition attracts the best musicians from all over the country -- and a few from beyond the shores of the Emerald Isle as well. As John Joe and his band prepare to capture the band trophy with their County Clare jigs and reels, Irishman Jimmy bends his Liverpudlians away from jazz toward the time-honored strains of Celtic music. As the musicians make their way towards the competition, trouble rears its head for both sets of challengers: the Liverpool Shamrock Ceilidh Band and the defending champions from Clare, and at the heart of this adversity lie the vengeful interventions of two estranged brothers, Jimmy and John Joe. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Listen to your heart.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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24 March 2006 (Ireland)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,856 (USA) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$140,872 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Trivia

An Irish music competition such as the one portrayed in the film is called a "fleadh" (pronounced like "flahhh"). However, nobody uses this word in the movie. See more »

Goofs

At various times throughout the film (notably in the pub and during the ceilidh band competition) when we see Anne (Andrea Corr) playing fiddle, her bow is moving but her fingers are not. See more »

Quotes

Anne: Is that all You ever think about, Music?
John Joe: Well when you've got the music, you've got friends for life, thats why I'm never lonely. Remember that.
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Fun Movie to Watch
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen the movie until this spring, and put it on my DVR to watch again and again. I thought the movie was very well acted and put together. The scenery was beautiful and the locations were authentic. The plot flowed and there were a few twists which kept the movie moving right along without losing my interest. Colm Meany and Bernard Hill were great, and the rest of the cast did a fine job. Watch for the twist at the end that is really a lot of fun. I had never seen Charlotte Bradley before and thought she portrayed an Irish mother very well. Andrea Corr did a great job as an actress, and really shone as a musician and a comedian. The movie captured the time it was set in (60's) very well. Watch this movie and enjoy it.


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