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Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | | Comedy, Short | February 2005 (UK)
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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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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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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O Revólver de Seis Tiros  »

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£125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Cashier: Don't you be getting ratty with me.
Donnelly: Yeah, well, don't you be getting ratty with me.
Cashier: How was I getting ratty with you?
Donnelly: Your general face was ratty.
Cashier: Me face?
Donnelly: Your general manner was ratty.
Cashier: Well, would you like to work on a train?
Donnelly: Well, is it my fault that you have a shite job?
Cashier: I didn't say I had a shite job. I was saying it wasn't all I'd hoped for meself.
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Featured in 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary Blues
Written by Irving Mills (as Joe Primrose)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by The White Stripes
Usage courtesy of XL Recording/Beggars Banquet
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Champion Movie. deserves Oscar
1 February 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

They showed this on RTE television recently and I watched out of curiosity, it turned out to be much better than expected... Fantastic acting, superb casting and a fabulously brilliant and disturbing story. It's great to see the quality of Irish short films returning to something worthy of an Oscar nomination compared to some of the nonsense perpetrated throughout the past couple of years. Martin Mc Donagh is a quality playwright and this first foray into the world of movie making is a wonderful success to say the least. It's also fantastic to see the raw talent of Ruaidhri Conroy back on screen and with none other than Brendan Gleeson, the master! It's entirely deserving of it's Oscar nomination, fingers crossed for the lads. Thoroughly recommended!!!!


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