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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 Joesph 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
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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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The film takes place in 1970. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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A truly entertaining and well thought out, sensitive film
1 November 2005 | by (Southampton, UK) – See all my reviews

I watched this film not knowing what to expect... and it was a great surprise!! The story's two main characters, Mickybo and Jonjo, are terrific actors who surely have great careers ahead of them. They play the parts so well anyone would have trouble not identifying with their vivid imagination, excitement and refreshing naivety when they were their age. I also think writer and director, Terry Loane, has manged to incorporate Ireland's troubled history without making it too much a part of the film so as to spoil what is an excellent story in its own right. I am only disappointed, though, that this film has not made much of an impact in the UK. Especially with tag lines stating that this film comes from the makers of Billy Elliott and starring Julie Walters, Adrian Dunbar, Ciaran Hinds and Gina Mckee, I would have thought this film would have been pushed a lot more, however I am sure you will enjoy the film as much as I did!


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