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Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2005 (UK)
The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Adair ...
Elderly Wife
Hannah Carnegie ...
Niamh
Patricia Carson ...
Annie
Brendan Caskey ...
Gank
Charlie Clarke ...
Fartface
Maria Connolly ...
Travel Agent Lady
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Policeman 1
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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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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)
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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in 1970. See more »

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When Jonjo goes to the cinema near the end, a Big Daddy poster can be seen. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mickybo: Beazer!
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Wonderful!!
5 December 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I loved this film! The boys were a delight, I laughed so hard, and must admit I saw a bit of my husband as a child in Mickeybo. I enjoyed the adventures, or rather misadventures, of the boys, and enjoyed watching their characters develop. I am sure we all knew a Mickybo when we were kids, and as mad as we might have thought they were at times, we admired them as wished we could be a bit more like them. As for "treacle-coated ending", as one review said, it was no such thing. I felt it showed that things are not always as they seem and through it all, people can learn to to understand and accept each other. And not before time. I highly recommend this film!


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