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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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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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Frankie Cassidy
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Vic
Rob Witcomb ...
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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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Release Date:

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

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

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Somebody Help Me
Written by Jackie Edwards
Performed by Lee Mead
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I really don't know what to think about this movie.
2 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First of all it is not a comedy as the adverts would have you think. There are some elements of comedy but first and foremost this is most definitely a drama and not one about tube drivers. It is a drama about the right to aid suicide and there are some really touching moments in this film, especially just before the ending. I wouldn't say the acting was wonderful but despite it's cloudy script the actors give a solid performance and despite being a bit of a dick, i really did feel for Colm Meaneys character. I went into the this movie expecting to laugh, I didn't much, it depressed me, but whether that was the movies intentions is beyond me. My advice rent it on DVD with an open mind you will find some clear gold amongst the ambiguity.YNWA.


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