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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 April 2008 (UK)
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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?

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Paul Callow
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Tommy Cassidy
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Yvonne
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Rosemary Cassidy
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Maurice (as Sir Antony Sher)
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Callaghan
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Maureen
Dean Kelly ...
Duty Constable
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Danny Fitzpatrick
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Mary Loughlin
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Muscles
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Ash
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Frankie Cassidy
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Vic
Rob Witcomb ...
Frankie's Friend
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Storyline

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

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

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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25 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£189,454 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

£189,454 (UK) (25 April 2008)
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The car that Tommy Cassidy rents has the number plate: 430 TUO, a reference to the title of the film. (TUO = OUT) See more »

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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 »

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You've Got A Friend
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This film should have a better average score!
12 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a great British movie, I'm so surprised and disappointed that 2 people's low score have given this an average of a poultry 5.3!! This film is a 7 average (or more) if ever I saw one. I don't often comment on IMDb but this left me feeling like I had too. The film is enjoyable, insightful, full off feeling and comedy and would be enjoyed by anyone from the UK. I'm pleased to see Mackenzie Crook choosing to star in such well produced independent movies and would recommend this to anyone. Please give this a chance and comment back to raise this poor average score to something more in line with what the film deserves. An excellent film with a great cast and original storyline, well done!


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