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The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable.... See full summary »

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Donal O'Connell (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
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The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to hijack a consignment of Viagra, and sell it on the open market in Amsterdam, his friends are desperate enough to try it. Not counting on the muscular response of Viagra's makers, the boys panic and hide the lorry load of Viagra down the town's Holy Well. Written by Anonymous

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

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Won Best Film at the first ever New York's Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in September 2009. See more »

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Podger Byrnes: The American Swat Fellas, You should see the big fella they have with them. God! the big black fella he took out a big sniffer, and waived it all over me.
Donal O'Connell: Yeagh! Well, will be seeing a lot more of that in prison!
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Coq au Vin (serves 6) 1 Large Coq 18 shallots, 1 Bouquet Garni 1 litre Coq Stock 200 g diced back bacon 6 cloves garlic, 1 bottle of Merlot Method: Have your butcher prepare your Coq into 8 joints. Fry your coq pieces until a lovely golden colour forms, set aside. Fry bacon, add garlic and then shallots until a lovely golden colour emerges. Add above ingredients to your lovely golden Coq and keep frying in a casserole dish. Pour on Coq stock and bring to boil, add wine, put a lid back on and simmer, then... do the laundry, collect kids from school, do more groceries, rant and rave at the state of the traffic and congestion charges. Rush home, put youngest kid on naughty step. Cry briefly in laundry room, set table and Serve Coq with crusty bread... Then make pasta and ketchup because the kids don't like it. Give up, have a drink, and go to bed crying. Feck the dishes, you are nobody's slave! See more »

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Holy Galore
9 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At last, an film set in Ireland not about "the troubles" or the sleazier side of the working classes. Although, that's not to say this film isn't without it's sleazy characters. But, this is a fun film. In the tradition of the Ealing comedies, this tells the story of a sleepy town, filled with characters who live within each others pockets. In the town, four men, led by the village postman (who steals, rather than delivers the post), come up with a plan to hijack a truck filled with little blue pills (there was a disclaimer at the front of the film saying Pfizer wanted nothing to do with the depiction of their little blue pills - why? what else do people use them for?). Anyway ... they steal the pills, convinced they're worth a few thousand. But when Linda Hamilton and her SWAT team turn up, they realise they're worth considerably more. The four hijackers are in over their heads. They panic and put the pills into the local well. Guess what happens? Yep! This is a fun film, packed with gags. Some work, some don't, but the main thing is it's fun. Come on, we've seen Avatar, let's get behind a small film with big ideas. When I went to the screening of this film, it was by no means full, but those of us that were there were laughing. Often and loudly.


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