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Mickybo and Me (2004)

R  |   |  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 ...
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Jonjo
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Mickybo's Ma
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Torch Woman
Laine Megaw ...
Auntie Rita
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Barbara Adair ...
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Hannah Carnegie ...
Niamh
Patricia Carson ...
Annie
Brendan Caskey ...
Gank
Charlie Clarke ...
Fartface
Maria Connolly ...
Travel Agent Lady
Chris Corrigan ...
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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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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 »

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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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An amazing success
26 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Northern Irelands answer to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was released this weekend in Ireland. I went along to see it after meeting the director and some of the stars at a television interview earlier in the week. The story is about a young catholic boy called John Jo who leads pretty normal life, his life starts to go wrong when his dad has an affair with the woman from the cinema and his mum moves out into his Aunite Ritas. His life seems really bad until he meets a young protestant boy called Mickybo, the two break into the cinema and become obsessed with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" this leads the two onto a journey to Australia on the run from the law. this is a very fine piece of work from Terry Loane and although it is from Northern Ireland it is not totally based on the troubles although they are a magnificent backdrop for it. Congratulations to all who were involved with making it and I encourage everyone else to go and see it.


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