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Small Engine Repair (2006)

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Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Tom Murphy ...
Kathy Kiera Clarke ...
Gary Lydon ...
Big Eddy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Gold
B.J. Hogg ...
Bar Character / Engine repair customer
Derek Mayne ...
Pool Player / Bar Character
Truck Driver


Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

20 July 2007 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

In Like Flynn  »

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€2,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Easing your problems with music & friendship
8 August 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

As a regular at all the Dublin film festivals to date I was disappointed to miss this film during this years programme.

The old story of a clash of films on the same night.Now that it has been given a long overdue release in 2 Dublin cinemas I caught up,and I was delighted to have seen it at last.

This film is a little gem,beautifully paced and filmed, great work from cinematographer Tim Fleming.We know it is set in Ireland,but without any large city or town imposing itself,it could be in an rural setting in Europe,the Americas, north and south,or the Antipodes,such was the general ambiance of the setting.As an antidote to mainstream films there was no violence, no CGI stuff, no foul language,it was well written & well acted. With only 6 main characters they managed to tell a story that was timeless.A big gruff-looking,but gentle man copes with his sad life through his music and old friendships

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