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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Archie Lal ...
Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera ...
Gurav
Mike Fearnley ...
Dan
Paul Conway ...
Terry
Lee Rufford ...
Paul
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Samuel Bottomley ...
Samuel
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Kelly
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Bod
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Robin Butler ...
Jack
Sally Carman ...
Marie
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Tommy
Fiona Carnegie ...
Woman in Shop
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The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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7 October 2011 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Tiranossauro  »

Box Office

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$804 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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$22,088 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: Why Tyrannosaur?
Joseph: What?
Hannah: You said something about your wife Tyrannosaurus or something?
Joseph: What's Tyrannosaurus about? Yeah
[nods head]
Joseph: It was a joke name... In Jurassic Park you know the movie, there's a scene where the kids are scared, they're looking out the glass and they hear the Tyrannosaur coming. As it thumps its way towards them
[thump, thump, thump]
Joseph: the glass starts to ripple... So
[sighs]
Joseph: my wife was a big lady, and you'd hear her going up the stairs and it was like
[...]
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Sing All Our Cares Away
Written and Performed by Damien Dempsey
Produced by John Reynold
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Brutal
25 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tyrannosaur was a tough and sometimes brutal film to watch. It's unsettling to watch both of these characters unravel. The best thing about it was the performances. Peter Mullan was great, but it was Olivia Colman who really stood out. Her character transformation was completely believable, and she was a powerhouse. To me, she was the driving force behind this film. The film takes some really unexpected turns in her character's arc, and by the time its over, it felt more like her film than Mullan's. As of now, she stands as one of the best performances of the year, and I hope many people take notice. Overall, definitely recommended, especially for Colman


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