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Six Shooter (2004)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  February 2005 (UK)
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A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Donnelly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
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Man
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Woman
Gary Lydon ...
Chief Guard
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Cashier
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Doctor
Tadgh Conroy ...
Young Kid
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Short Man
Ann McFarlane ...
Donnelly's Wife
John Wallace ...
Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet ...
Garda
Mick Horan ...
Kid's Dad
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Storyline

At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There's a strange bond in grief. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A black and bloody Irish comedy

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Comedy | Short

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The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 34 times in this 28-minute film, an average of 1.21 'fucks' per minute. See more »

Quotes

Donnelly: sorry about your mom.
Kid: Ah, no loss.
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Edited into Cinema16: European Short Films (2006) See more »

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St. James Infirmary Blues
Written by Joe Primrose
Performed by The White Stripes
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McDonagh to the bone
30 January 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

First thing I have got to say, is that I am a huge fan of Martin McDonaghs stage plays. Six-Shooter tells the tale of a recently bereaved man who finds himself in the same carriage as a mourning couple and a young psycho. The next half an hour presents all McDonaghs famous trademarks which have made him the the toast of the Theatre world.

This short film will appeal to two types of people. The first is any person who loves their action and blood and guts. It will also appeal to McDonagh's legions of Theatre fans (like myself). And for these two audiences markets the film is successful. For the person that loves there blood, there is no shortage of blood and there is Ruaidhri Conroy's callous performance as the young Psycho. For his legion of theatre fans there is the morality tale that involves all the characters and the wonderful writing and grotesque characters that has endeared McDonagh to my heart.

I would love to write more but i do not want to spoil it for any film fans that do not like theatre but have yet to experience the wonderful creative mind of Martin McDonagh


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