Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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Tom Murphy ...
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Gavin Dowdall ...
Boy at Flats 1
Luke Keeler ...
Boy at Flats 2
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Martin's Voice
Laurie Morton ...
Woman on Bus 1
Sylvia Murray ...
Woman on Bus 2
Gary Egan ...
Dylan Grimes ...
Shelby Clarke ...
Girl with plaits
Deirdre Molloy ...
Marian
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Orla
Paul Roe ...
Wayne
Thomas Farrell ...
Sleeping Bag Boy
Pierre Rodgers ...
Man in car
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Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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The two lead actors, Tom Murphy who plays Paul (the short one) and Mark O'Halloran who plays Adam (the tall one), were told by the local Garda ( Irish Police) to leave the set as the Garda thought they were real junkies looking to steal items from the set. See more »

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In the encounter with the Bulgarian (33:00 to 33:45), when our men splash him with milk, the splash on his leather jacket changes and dis / reappears from shot to shot. See more »

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Spin-off Prosperity (2007) See more »

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A moving, funny and desperate film.
5 June 2005 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

It takes some work to make anyone feel sorry for junkies but 'Adam and Paul' is a film that succeeds beyond any expectation. Yes, it shows the appalling lives of two junkies who have clearly been 'down so long' they have pretty much lost contact with reality, but it also makes you laugh, for even in their lives there is sometimes something amusing.

It's grim and the words 'with hilarious consequences' are not going to appear in my review, but the film does show there is still some humanity in them, particularly in the scenes with their pal. Yes, their condition makes them dislikeable people who are always on the look out for money to steal and people to scam from, but we are asked to appreciate that there is a glimmer of hope: no matter how dim.

A must see film, but make sure you're in an optimistic frame of mind before you go in, because 'Adam and Paul' will take its toll on the sunniest disposition.


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