The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

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Tommy McGann
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Jean Goodman
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Billy
Darren Healy ...
Noel
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Viv McCormack
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Mr. O'Leary
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Mr. Kearns
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Gordon Ellis (as Gerard Mcsorley)
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Helen (as Sarah-Jane Drummey)
Alan Robinson ...
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The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

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Every situation is a grave situation.

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Dates on Garda security camera in one scene show 9 September 2003. In a subsequent scene, the date is 5 September 2003. See more »

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Jean Goodman: How come you're never around when I need you?
Tommy McGann: Jean, we've split up.
Jean Goodman: I needed you last night. And where were you?
Tommy McGann: I told you, I was at...
Jean Goodman: You were at a party. Ah, that's great Tommy. And how inconsiderate of me to need you last night. How awful my timing is. What a selfish bitch I am! I come in, and that fucking lizard is roaming around. I've been trapped in the bedroom since I got here.
Tommy McGann: He's not a lizard, he's a bearded dragon.
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Baby steps to what might yet opens doors to Irish film
8 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The film is a nice little cleverly written film, but the direction adds a very strong amateur feel to it. If Hollywood got there hands on the idea it might have been a world wide success but alas the Irish critics, if they have the right to be even called that have rallied behind him, making him sound like a prodigy but they are very over rated judgements. Whether or not he'll get any better at directing than this is yet very uncertain.

Some of the cast are really good others are born stage actors and should remain so.... still though with the Irish film board pumping out these low budget films it's no wonder the Irish film industry is light years behind everyone else. Out with the old and in with the new I say.. But Robert Quinn is a start... so mixed views.


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