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A Deal Is a Deal (2008) More at IMDbPro »Three and Out (original title)

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A Deal Is a Deal -- After his train runs over two people in two weeks, Paul Callow learns that if he has another fatal accident he'll be offered early retirement and ten years' salary, Paul hilariously searches for a willing volunteer.
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Release Date:
25 April 2008 (Ireland) See more »
A comedy about how far you would go to change your life.
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? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Mackenzie Crook ... Paul Callow

Colm Meaney ... Tommy Cassidy

Sharon Duncan-Brewster ... Yvonne

Imelda Staunton ... Rosemary Cassidy

Antony Sher ... Maurice (as Sir Antony Sher)

Gary Lewis ... Callaghan

Annette Badland ... Maureen
Dean Kelly ... Duty Constable
Frank Dunne ... Danny Fitzpatrick

Kerry Katona ... Mary Loughlin
Steve Money ... Muscles

Rhashan Stone ... Ash

Gemma Arterton ... Frankie Cassidy

Mark Benton ... Vic
Rob Witcomb ... Frankie's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emma Barnett ... Suzie (uncredited)

Stefan D'Bart ... Book Shop Man (uncredited)

Eamonn Holmes ... TV Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Gershfield 
Writing credits
Steve Lewis (written by) &
Tony Owen (written by)

Produced by
Aaron Gershfield .... executive producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey .... producer (as Wayne Godfrey)
Mark Gottlieb .... associate producer
Ian Harries .... producer
Tim Johnson .... associate producer
Paul Sarony .... line producer
Gordon Synn .... associate producer
Original Music by
Trevor Jones 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Production Design by
Amanda McArthur 
Art Direction by
Robert Haynes 
John Reid 
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge 
Makeup Department
Lou Burton .... makeup designer
Carolyn Cousins .... key makeup artist
Florence May Carter .... makeup artist
Production Management
Alison Banks .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jo Lea .... first assistant director
Lisa Marsh .... second assistant director
Dominique Wedge .... third assistant director
Art Department
Peter Fentem .... property master
Bridget Menzies .... set dresser
Dan Milton .... props
Daniel Milton .... props
Steve Morris .... props
Steven Morris .... dressing props
Pete Steward .... construction manager
Chris Ulusele .... stand-by prop
Sound Department
Sándor Balla .... production sound assistant
Steve Browell .... sound editor
Alistair Crocker .... production sound mixer
Tony Currie .... supervising sound editor
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Frederic Gibert .... audio post supervisor
George Hapig .... foley artist
James Harbour .... sound maintenance
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Richard Lewis .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Mayer .... sound designer
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Johnathan Rush .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Carrie Giunta .... sound editor (uncredited)
Chris Gurney .... daily boom operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
William Chetwynd .... digital compositor
Lauren Knowlton-Parry .... line producer: vfx (as Beanie Knowlton-Parry)
Dolores McGinley .... digital effects artist
Chris Mortimer .... visual effects supervisor
Iain Read .... digital compositor
Simon Rowe .... compositor
Yolanda Rubio .... digital compositor
Lee Bagley .... stunt rigger
Lee Bagley .... stunts
Paul Kulik .... stunt performer
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Dimond .... best boy spark
Camilla Drennan .... additional clapper loader
Warwick Drucker .... key grip
Peter Goddard .... gaffer
Jamie Hunt .... electrician
Mark Joiner .... electrician
Mary Kyte .... first assistant camera
Philip Martin .... camera trainee
Tom McFarling .... second assistant camera
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Vince McGahon .... camera operator
John Rhymer .... key rigger
Kim Seber .... first assistant camera
Simon Surtees .... second assistant camera
Bradley Wilson .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trudy Mitchison .... wardrobe supervisor
Holly Smart .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Andrews .... negative cutter
Kerri Aungle .... negative cutter
Jo Dixon .... associate editor (as Jo-Anne Dixon)
Gwyn Evans .... colorist
Alex Gascoigne .... digital intermediate data manager
Laura Jennings .... second assistant editor
Sabine McDonald .... negative cutter
James Osborne .... on-line editor
Natalie Silver .... data scanner
Kelly Smith .... negative cutter
Miles Anderson .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Sue Bellarby .... assistant location manager: lake district
Jim Edgar .... location assistant: lake district
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Faye Newton .... location assistant: liverpool
Kathyrn Segesser .... location assistant
Asha Sharma .... assistant location manager
Music Department
John Barrett .... assistant recording engineer
Ian Neil .... music consultant
Dashiell Rae .... music editor
Neil Stemp .... score programmer
Transportation Department
Jim Atkins .... unit driver
John Hayres .... facility driver
Kevin Jones .... facility driver
Aidan Keating .... unit driver
Phil Richman .... transportation coordinator
Ian Westwell .... facility driver
Ian Wotherspoon .... unit driver
Other crew
Anwen Bull .... script supervisor
Adam Cocker .... assistant production coordinator
Flora Cook .... nurse
Michael Delwiche .... floor runner
Liane Gillett .... script editor
Claire Harrison .... assistant accountant
Elaine Harrison .... production accountant
Joss Spry .... stand-in
Mandy Todd .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Three and Out" - UK (original title)
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Rated R for pervasive language and some sexual content
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | New Zealand:R16 | UK:15 (cinema rating) | USA:R (certificate #46253)

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Gemma Arterton's first nude scene.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I don't see what the train drivers union were complaining about, 24 September 2008
Author: churchofsunshine from United Kingdom

Way back even before this film even premiered at the cinema, the main London Underground tube drivers Union ASLEF were up in arms about this film being insensitive and that people falling under trains and suicide is not something to be laughed about. I don't know what they thought this film was about, or whether they had seen a completely different film to me, but I would struggle to class this as a comedy at all. It's a serious drama about a serious subject, and although, yes, there might be one or two chuckles here and there, this isn't an all-out comedy and never pretends to be. It's a serious look at Colm Meaney's character Tommy, his relationship with his wife and daughter and how it came to be that he is willing to throw himself in front of Mackenzie Crooks train. There is actually very little of the movie set underground at all - it soon takes on a road movie type trip through Liverpool (with a (thankfully brief) cameo by Atomic Kitten's Kerry Katona) and then onto Cumbria and the Lake District, no doubt to try and encourage movie-goers to holiday in the area.

Colm Meaney is better than he ever was in Star Trek, Imelda Staunton is there because after all this is a Brit flick and it says in her contract somewhere that she must star in every new British film going, while relative newcomer Gemma Arterton (last seen in St Trinians)puts on a Scouse accent for this role and does her rising career no harm at all - the new 007 film is up next, and the girl has a promising future in front of her. Mackenzie Crook I'm not so sure about. I was never a fan of "The Office" in the first place, but he seems to do well enough here - he and Meaney make a good team, it's just a shame that nearly all the original publicity back in April 2008 was negative, focusing mainly on the objections of the ASLEF union to a film that they had obviously not seen. Agreed, deaths under the wheels of trains aren't funny - I've researched my family tree and one distant relative did die this way and the inquest report makes for grim reading - I've no doubt that this is a very traumatic experience for any driver unlucky enough to hit and kill someone and no laughing matter - but then this film is no laughing matter either. It deals with a sensitive subject matter very well. I don't really see what all the fuss was about. I'd have thought the average IMDb score would be a lot better than it is currently. Ignore all the newspaper stories and judge for yourself. If any film deserves a second chance it is this one - surely a contender for the best British film of 2008.

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