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Irish Jam (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  14 March 2006 (USA)
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Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Sutton ...
Pat Duffy
Tom Georgeson ...
Father Duffy
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Maureen Duffy
Tallulah Pitt-Brown ...
Kathleen Duffy
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Tony McNulty
James Bradshaw ...
Malachy McNulty
Nevan Finegan ...
Sean McNulty
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Danny
Angus Barnett ...
Milos O Shea
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Michael O'Malley
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Tom Flannery
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Donna
Ray Callaghan ...
Doc Murphy
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Lord Hailstock (as Kevin R. McNally)
Vass Anderson ...
Mr. Pettikreep
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Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper emerges as the best poet around? Written by Anonymous

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The luck of the Irish just ran out. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual humor, nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »

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14 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adunk a kultúrának  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Maureen Duffy: [rushes to the docks and finds Jimmy about to leave] Jimmy McDevitt, will you stop being so bloody stupid? You're just gonna leave and that's it, you can't do that. You can't just mess with people's feelings like that.
[Jimmy turns to her]
Maureen Duffy: God, what an idiot I've been, standing here thinking that you actually cared!
Jimmy McDevitt: I do care!
Maureen Duffy: No, you don't!
Jimmy McDevitt: Yes, I do. You know, for a moment there, Maureen, I thought you and I had something...
Maureen Duffy: We do.
Jimmy McDevitt: You and Kathleen. But I was just fooling myself.
Maureen Duffy: But...
Jimmy McDevitt: No buts...
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A small town in Ireland is threatened with eviction. They sponsor an international poetry contest to raise money.
4 July 2006 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

I was shocked by how good this movie is! It was around St. Patrick's Day and a friend and I found "Irish Jam" in Blockbuster. We figured it would be terrible, but we took a chance. Thank God.

This comedy is totally original and beautifully written. The comic elements are framed by tragic circumstances: poverty and the need for self-preservation. These elements give a poignancy and depth to the comedy that sharpen the film.

Irish Jam is funny before "Jimmy Tha Jam" (aka Eddie Griffin) even gets to Ireland, but the film erupts in comedy once he does; the culture-clash gives rise to hysterical situations with fantastic dialog.

If you come across "Irish Jam" I suggest you watch it! I don't think the movie has been publicized enough. You'll find the movie even better if you're familiar with actual Irish culture (not just wearing green and being an overly proud that you're third generation Irish-American).


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