A Deal Is a Deal (2008)
"Three and Out" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 April 2008 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 1,748 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 23 critic

A comedy about ordinary people with unique dilemmas. How far will they go? Will the cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a brush with cannibalism derail their intent?

Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director: J Blakeson
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston
Tamara Drewe (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Mackenzie Crook and Johnny Vegas star as the bird-chasing, self-proclaimed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" of Birmingham in this £3 million brit-com about two lowlifes with active ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Humphries
Stars: Johnny Vegas, Mackenzie Crook, Carol Harvey
St. Trinian's (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their tails.

Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
Stars: Talulah Riley, Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston
Gemma Bovery (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.

Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, David Tennant
Pirate Radio (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost
Byzantium (2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley
The Duchess of Malfi (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Archie Bradfield, Giles Cooper
Astonish Me (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a young boy gets locked in the Natural History Museum after closing, a mysterious guard gives him a magical ticket that allows him to visit a restricted area of the museum, where a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Will Jacklin, Anthony Gopaul, Christian McKay
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Mick Thomas
Stars: Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, David Mitchell


Complete credited cast:
Paul Callow
Tommy Cassidy
Rosemary Cassidy
Maurice (as Sir Antony Sher)
Dean Kelly ...
Duty Constable
Frank Dunne ...
Danny Fitzpatrick
Mary Loughlin
Steve Money ...
Frankie Cassidy
Rob Witcomb ...
Frankie's Friend


Paul is a London tube driver with dreams of a cottage in a bee-loud glade. He's told that if his train strikes and kills one more person this month, he'll get a large severance, enough for the cottage. So he offers £1500 to Tommy Cassidy, a down-and-out Irishman, if Tommy will walk in front of Paul's train come Monday. He gives Tommy the cash on Friday. Wanting to ensure that Tommy honors the deal, Paul accompanies a cleaned-up Tommy on his trip (in a new suit and a hired car) to make things right with family he hasn't seen in eight years. Can Tommy, an inveterate gambler, make anything come out right? And what about Paul - can this suicide pact fulfill his dreams? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy about how far you would go to change your life.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

25 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Deal Is a Deal  »

Box Office


$5,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£189,454 (UK) (25 April 2008)


£189,454 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The car that Tommy Cassidy rents has the number plate: 430 TUO, a reference to the title of the film. (TUO = OUT) See more »


In the scene in Paul's apartment after he and Tommy have come back from the Lake District, you can clearly see a camera man in the mirror. See more »

Crazy Credits

Clips from the film are shown during the ending, ending on Paul Callow thanking Frankie. See more »


You've Got A Friend
Written by 'Carole King (I)'
Performed by Lee Mead
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

3 and More
15 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well, This so called "British Comedy" did actually turn out to be just it. Very unpredictable ending, which I love and amusing!! It has been a while since we had a Brit/com out moreover a real plot that make sense and in context. I know that some expect too much from genre movies like this however considering the petite area its based in and does pay attention to main outputs of scenes. Mackenzie - Office - well suited for the role. Gemma - new bond girl - very hot lady in the accent she puts on for this film

Soundtrack although not very known around I found it actually quite catchy!! - going to purchase myself the soundtrack Cd this week-end.

Great Brit Film! Worth watching - but not for the faint hearted.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Horrible Poster El_Dude_Brother
Just seen Three And Out - enjoyed it, much to my surprise! markappleby67
Gemma Arterton's accent BrayGurl
Bombed! Jazztiger
Release Date? jill_atkins
In the US by any chance? jessalynpotter
Discuss A Deal Is a Deal (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: