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Terry Loane (screenplay)
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25 March 2005 (Ireland) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Joe McNeill ... Mickybo

Niall Wright ... Jonjo

Julie Walters ... Mickybo's Ma

Ciarán Hinds ... Jonjo's Da

Adrian Dunbar ... Mickybo's Da

Gina McKee ... Jonjo's Ma

Susan Lynch ... 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
Brian Devlin ... Rifle Stall Owner
Gerry Doherty ... Policeman 2
James Doran ... Barman
Anthony Finigan ... Barney
Dan Gordon ... Preacher
Conor Grimes ... Policeman 3
Niall Hanna ... Shoe Shop Boy
Vincent Higgins ... Con
Ashley Hillis ... Mary
Gemma Hillis ... Dee
B.J. Hogg ... Sydney
Paul Jennings ... Security Guard 2
Tim Loane ... Barman Present Day

Michael McElhatton ... Mechanic
Paula McFetridge ... Shoe Shop Boys Mum
Christina McQuillan ... Roisín
Andy Moore ... Policeman 4
Antoinette Morelli ... Chippy Van Attendant
J.J. Murphy ... Elderly Husband

Paul Newman ... Butch Cassidy (archive footage)
Sheelagh O'Kane ... Nosey Neighbour
Owen O'Neill ... Adult Mickybo

Robert Redford ... The Sundance Kid (archive footage)
Martin Rogan ... Security Guard 1
Pascal Scott ... Garda
Paddy Scully ... Bank Teller

Bronagh Taggart ... Fusco's Ice-Cream Waitress

Directed by
Terry Loane 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Loane  screenplay
Owen McCafferty  play

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Stephen Daldry .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Mark Huffam .... producer
Mike McGeagh .... producer
Natascha Wharton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
Roman Osin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Thomas 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
Production Design by
Tom McCullagh 
Art Direction by
Mark Lowry 
Costume Design by
Hazel Webb-Crozier 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... key hair stylist
Veronica Lewis .... hair stylist
Production Management
Kathy Sykes .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victoria Banks .... second assistant director
George Walker .... first assistant director
Kevin J. Walsh .... assistant director
Art Department
David Carson .... props
Gillian Devenney .... assistant art director
Darren Lyttle .... stand-by props
Brendan Rankin .... draughtsman
Paul Stewart .... props
Sound Department
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Glenn Freemantle .... sound supervisor
Mark Heslop .... supervising sound editor
Ronan Hill .... sound mixer
Max Hoskins .... dialogue editor
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Matthias Schwab .... foley
Esther Smith .... sound mix technician
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Tony Auger .... special effects supervisor
Jonathan Barrass .... special effects technician
Graham Hills .... special effects technician
Garth Inns .... pyrotechnician
Donal Neill .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor .... visual effects producer
Angela Barson .... digital compositor
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Dan Duran .... digital compositor (as Daniel Walton)
Michael Elson .... head of production: MPC
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Robin Hollander .... digital artist
Max Horton .... digital colourist
Ryan Knowles .... digital film recordist
Dean Koonjul .... compositor: MPC
Douglas Larmour .... visual effects supervisor
Philippa Leathers .... digital film recordist
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Michelle Martin .... visual effects
Sheila Wickens .... digital compositor: MPC (as Sheila Gorman)
Pat Wintersgill .... online editor
Tony Christian .... stunt double
Sy Hollands .... stunt coordinator
Paul Lowe .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Niall Crawford .... electrician
Jon Euesden .... rigging gaffer
Andy Gardner .... clapper loader
Steffan Hill .... additional still photographer
Doug Lavender .... first focus puller
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... key grip
Sean McKeown .... rigger
Gary Nolan .... electrician
Casting Department
Robin Hudson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Craig .... wardrobe master
Kerry Gooding .... costume assistant
Rachael Webb-Crozier .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Thomas Urbye .... on-line film editor
Music Department
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
Peter Clarke .... music editor
Chris Dibble .... scoring mixer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Alexandra Hill .... music coordinator
Lewis Jones .... assistant score engineer
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant
Stuart Morton .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ian Lewis .... driver: action vehicles
Roy McManus .... driver: grips
Other crew
Christina Angeloudes .... paralegal
Julie Austin .... children's acting coach
Sara Curran .... legal services
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan
Hannah Farrell .... development coordinator
Catherine Geary .... assistant location manager
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Joe Hendriks .... assistant production accountant
Aliza James .... assistant: Eric Fellner
Janet Linton .... production accountant
Kenny MacDonald .... assistant executive coordinator
Emma McNeill .... extras coordinator
Cathy Mooney .... assistant production coordinator
Poll Moussoulides .... dialogue coach
Clarissa Newman .... production coordinator
Stephen Philip .... script editor
Emma Pill .... location manager
Rachael Prior .... head of development
Sarah Jane Wright .... production executive
Rachel Holroyd .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Mickybo & Me" - Ireland (English title)
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Rated R for language and brief sexuality
UK:95 min
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 23 April 2005
Author: danw1502 from United Kingdom

Yes, what a great film. The only film I've ever seen that has prompted me to do a Google search and post a message!! The young actors do a fine job, supported by the big names and the great scenery. Nostalgic yes, but realistic also.

I thought it was good how they dealt with the Northern Irish situation without making it feature in every scene as some have done. I noticed religion was only mentioned once at the beginning, but the characters aren't defined by it. The scene towards the end of the handover at the border is very true, as an outsider coming into Northern Ireland I have seen how some perceive it as akin to the Berlin wall, whereas in reality it is quite insignificant. I think both boys act in a way that reflects the way their fathers treat them, you can see some of Mickybo's father in the way he tells off Jonjo on the stairs in the old house. And later, Jonjo reflects on his fathers affair and how he doesn't wish to return home to it, (after the hay fire).

While not taking sides, I think the ending summed up how the problems of Northern Ireland have continued, the way friendships change after tragic events, the facts become distorted (who stole the bike), and peer pressure dictating who you associate with.

Well done to film team.

Regards, Dan.

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