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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 ...


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 »

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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)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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British movies getting better
15 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After so many years of waiting for a worthy British comedy since Bridget Jones' Diary, this fine piece of work came as a breath of fresh air. After watching it half way i thought they could have done better but at the end of the movie everything made sense. Well its a British movie and it is very British, it outlines dilemmas that are faced by day to day men as we all try to work smart and not hard(with less in return). It seems there has been a lot of controversy as most(tube trade union) believe that the movie is insensitive towards tube workers. One wonders, but when did the British lose their sense of humour? this a comedy! I just believe it was an opportunity for some to get onto our screens. Everyone who has been to London knows that the tube is never reliable, but thats another subject. When titanic hit the screens no one went to protest but I am sure far more people have perished in the seas. The first good movie in a decade comes out and all these sharks are coming at it in full swing, please lets give this movie some credit it deserves.

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