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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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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
Chris Corrigan ...
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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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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When John Joe goes to the cinema near the end, a Big Daddy poster can be seen. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mickybo: Beazer!
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References Give My Head Peace (1998) See more »

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Watch this movie and you will learn what it's all about to be a Catholic in Northern Ireland
30 March 2005 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

I felt so comfortable, and uncomfortable watching Mickybo and Me. It reminded me of my (happy) childhood but also of the bigotry (or, should I say ignorance and fear) which is still rampant in my country. The movie sums up succinctly how things spiralled out of control here

It was like this for me - I was the age of the characters as I grew up in Belfast. It was a great adventure to see red glows emanating from a Catholic ghetto when (I did not understand at the time) it was attacked by hoards of ignorant, angry and frightened individuals whose insecurity was used for the political ends of their religious and political peers. The majority of my friends were Protestant and I never hear a bigoted word from any of them. I was that unique individual. A Catholic, living in a middle class Protestant neighborhood, with a mother who converted to marry my Catholic father - and the crap that ensued from that.

The movie is an excellent first feature for it's director. The art direction and camera work is excellent as is the acting talent of all leads. It's great to see someone from Belfast doing so well - creatively - i.e. writer/director Terry Loane.

peace, Stephen.


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