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Mickybo and Me (2004)

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


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mickybo & Me  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,475 (UK) (1 April 2005)


£172,336 (UK) (1 April 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The 'Chopper' bike that features does not have a 'gear stick' in the center of the frame meaning that is one of the Mk3 chopper bikes released in 2004, not an original one in keeping with the time period of the movie. See more »


Mickybo's Da: Anyway, he's had nothing new for ages.
Mickybo's Ma: Aye, I know how he feels.
Mickybo's Da: Didn't I get you those washing gloves you wanted.
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Features Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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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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