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Cowboys & Angels (2003)

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The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Shane Butler
Vincent Cusack (as Alan Leech)
Colm Coogan ...
Alvaro Lucchesi ...
Frank Coughlan ...
Richard Walsh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Barry ...
Estate Agent
Jason Cahill ...
Padraig Campbell ...
Detective Black
Louise Carey ...
Girl in Street
Michael Carney ...


The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out to explore the difficulties for young people in keeping their identities in a fast moving culture of drugs and clubs. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 July 2004 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Amici per la vita  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,864 (USA) (17 September 2004)


$33,700 (USA) (17 December 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Writer/director David Gleeson had worked in the Department of Agriculture office where the scenes in the movie were filmed. Some of the extras are the people with whom he used to work. See more »


When they are behind bars, Vincent told Shane that he can't believe that he was caught by the police because of a joint smoking. He said that it was his first time to smoke a joint and that he even don't smoke, where in their first meet up with Shane while telling the story of his trip to France in 1997 he was smoking and you can see that he was kind a pro with it. See more »


Shane: Are you gay?
Vincent Cusack: Why do you ask?
Vincent Cusack: Yes, I am. It's the fashion thing, isn't it?
Shane: It's everything.
[sheepish grin]
Shane: I'm not, by the way.
Vincent Cusack: I figured.
Shane: It's the hair thing, isn't it?
Vincent Cusack: It's everything.
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Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »


Shopping Trolley Children
Performed by 3 Colours Red
Written by Chris McCormack and Pete Vuckovic
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Great film - with superb surround sound
30 May 2005 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I popped the DVD into my PC just to see what this film looked and sounded like - and was immediately wrapped up in the visuals, the story and especially the sound. Even with a modest 5.1 speaker system I was amazed - it's hard to imagine a bigger or better experience in a cinema. Ninety minutes later I logged onto IMDb to sing its praises.

I like that the script is very tight - yet allowing space for the characters to breathe. You can't help trying to second guess how they'll develop, because there's enough divergence to counter predictability - meaning that it all makes good reasonable sense and is very satisfying.

The surround sound mix is just one of the attractions - and as well as being morally sound (very homo and hetero friendly) it's damned fine entertainment.

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