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

R  |   |  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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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 <>

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 »

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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Gemma Arterton's first nude scene. See more »


The subtitle of the book read by the man that Paul sees in the library is mispunctuated: "A Gay Mans Guide" instead of "A Gay Man's Guide". See more »

Crazy Credits

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


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Loved it - great film
29 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Everything about the film was pretty great parts of it were hilarious, the acting was good and at times brilliant, Colm Meaney in particular; even Kerry Katona who had a small cameo role in it didn't come across too badly! It dealt with the sensitive issues central to the film very well, Im not sure why the train drivers made such a fuss about it; it really doesn't dwell on any of the issues complained about at all. Much to my surprise, the comedy was backed up by some really moving moments. Didn't expect to love this film but the mix of comedy and drama made it a really enjoyable hour and a half - definitely would suggest that you go and see it.

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