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Dead Bodies (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 April 2003 (Ireland)
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
Des Nealon ...
Mr. Kearns
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Gordon Ellis (as Gerard Mcsorley)
Liz Quinn ...
Receptionist in Gym
Brendan O'Sullivan ...
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Detective Inspector Wheeler (as Seán Mcginley)
Frank Coughlan ...
Desk Sergeant
Sarah Jane Drummey ...
Helen (as Sarah-Jane Drummey)
Alan Robinson ...
Police Officer in Coffee Shop
Breffni Winston ...
Police Officer in Coffee Shop (as Breffni Whiston)
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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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Viv McCormack: You have a problem with authority.
Tommy McGann: I wouldn't call it a problem.
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Good director, poor script
11 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Robert Quinn shows he's got the goods but needs to exercise better judgment when deciding what scripts to go with - You don't get too many shots. Well directed but where does one draw the line? - director has to take some credit for story choices and character motivation which in this instance was non existent.

Pauper's "Shallow Grave" this. Derek Landy had the very good fortune to see what passes in most instances for a first draft make it to the screen. One can only pray "Boy Eats Girl" is better for everyone's sake. Logic is non existent and characters are all unsympathetic and unlikeable, as evidenced by audiences in all media staying away in droves and film going down like a lead balloon internationally.


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