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Mickybo and Me (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 March 2005 (UK)
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The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Joe McNeill ...
Mickybo
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Jonjo
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Mickybo's Ma
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Jonjo's Da
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Mickybo's Da
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Jonjo's Ma
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Torch Woman
Laine Megaw ...
Auntie Rita
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Barbara Adair ...
Elderly Wife
Hannah Carnegie ...
Niamh
Patricia Carson ...
Annie
Brendan Caskey ...
Gank
Charlie Clarke ...
Fartface
Maria Connolly ...
Travel Agent Lady
Chris Corrigan ...
Policeman 1
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Storyline

Based on the play of the same name the film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia. Written by John Snelling

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children | belfast | based on play | See All (3) »

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We all need heroes

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,475 (UK) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

£172,336 (UK) (1 April 2005)
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Goofs

The train that passes under the Tate's Avenue bridge at the start of the film (in the impressive aerial shot) is of a type not introduced on the Northern Ireland Railways network until 1974. It is also sporting a recent colour scheme which places it at the start of the current century. See more »

Quotes

Jonjo: [narrating] My Auntie Rita had no husband, no children. She was wedded to the Good Lord, she said. God knows what He did to deserve someone like her.
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A Gem
17 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Agree with all the previous positive comments about this terrific, underrated little movie. Julie Walters is as always quite wonderful in her role, but the movie is of course stolen by the 2 young leads who display a wonderfully natural talent in roles which could have been written for them. This take us back to more innocent times when young lads were more interested in cowboys than girls. I's particularly poignant that it is set amidst the tragic troubles which blighted Belfast for so long.In reply to the earlier reviewer wondering when it will be released on DVD I have some good news. Unlikely as it may seem it's just been released by Universal DVD Germany under the title 'Mickybo & Ich'. It's a Region 2 & 4 release with a variety of audio and subtitle choices. Should be easily available from Amazon.de.


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