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Tom Gaffney
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Podger Byrnes
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Donal O'Connell (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
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Sean Casey
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Geraldine Gaffney
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Kate Mulvey
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Cory Williams
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SixPac Jordan
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Inspector Brian Hogan
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PC Anne Mooney
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Uncle Tim
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Old Ned Lynch
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Father Grogan
Pascal Scott ...
Mihal Casey
Marianne March ...
Sheila Casey
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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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A new breed of hardened criminals See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Although set in Northern Ireland, just outside of Belfast, and stocked with Irish actors, the film appears to have been shot in Devon, England. See more »

Quotes

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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There are several recipes detailed in the end credits, all with a light hearted touch See more »

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Quite good
6 June 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie turned out to be better than I had anticipated. I thought it was just going to be yet another comedy. But "Holy Water" is more than just your average comedy.

The story was good and catchy right from the beginning, and it just got better and better as the story progressed throughout the movie. The characters in the movie were well fleshed out and had lots of depth.

As for the cast. Well nothing to point your fingers at here. Although they did have fairly big names like Linda Hamilton and Tony "Tiny" Lister, the movie would have worked even without their names on the list.

Well, it is not the kind of comedy that will leave you laughing yourself breathless, but it got enough satire and 'out there' comedy to keep you amused throughout the entire movie.

If you are in for an evening, "Holy Water" is a good choice for a movie to watch. Though you should know that they are speaking English with heavy Irish accent, but that fact shouldn't keep movie fans at bay.


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