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Perrier's Bounty (2009)

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A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

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Voice of The Reaper (voice)
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Michael McCrea
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Ivan
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Orlando
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Brenda
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Pat McCabe ...
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Lar - clamper 2
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Catherine
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Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Blood is thicker than water. Nothing is thicker than thieves.


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 March 2010 (Ireland)  »

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$828 (USA) (21 May 2010)

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$828 (USA) (21 May 2010)
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Writer Mark O'Rowe describes the film as "cartoon naturalism". See more »

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Despite being set in Dublin, an ad for a UK store which does not trade in the Republic of Ireland can clearly be seen in the background of one scene. See more »

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Voice of The Reaper: The ocean, huh? Never fails to provoke a person to musing on philosophical shit. Heavy shit, like life and death, and fate, and all that bewildering shit. The fuckin' universe. The individual's seeming insignificant in it. But are we insignificant? I mean take, for example, this individual. Wears the name of Michael McCrea. Last night he imbibed to beat the band. And today he's paying the seedy price. It's evening. He's having himself a little siesta, yeah? Little catnap. Now relax...
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Has it's moments
23 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Apart from a very strong cast, this also has some very fine moments throughout. Like a french phrase that gets repeated. Offbeat things like that make this movie stand out from some other movies who try hard to be distinguishable. But in the end, there are quite a few things, that don't quite work in it's favor.

While the story as it is, is told pretty fast (so that you can't think too much about some logical errors/plot holes I guess), sometimes you'd want some time for the characters to breathe. Especially the things the female lead goes through in a short amount of time, are very improbable, not to mention her emotional journey, which is just a bit too rushed. Still lovable, but with an ending, that though planted, feels a bit off in a wrong way.


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