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A Deal Is a Deal (2008)

Three and Out (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 April 2008 (UK)
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 ...
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Danny Fitzpatrick
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Mary Loughlin
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Ash
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Gary
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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>

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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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25 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Deal Is a Deal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£189,454 (UK) (25 April 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film, whose filming was carried out in close co-operation with London Underground, has been the cause of controversy due to the plot of the film involving a character seeking someone to commit suicide by diving under his train. Before the film was released, the train drivers' union, ASLEF, called the plot "insulting and foolish" despite not having seen the film and have pointed out that train drivers who experience such incidents find them "life-changing traumas". The union organized a protest at premiere of the film, handing out leaflets to the public, from whom it claims to have received strong support. The filmmakers' spokesperson stated that "difficult issues portrayed in the film have been handled sensitively." See more »

Goofs

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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If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Written by Shane MacGowan
Performed by The Pogues
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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.


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