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Hard Times (2009)

Holy Water (original title)
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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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Tom Gaffney
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Podger Byrnes
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Donal O'Connell (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
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Mihal Casey
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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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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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A poor effort
16 July 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

One of the weakest films I've seen in a long time. Some talented actors are assembled but the script is lazy and lets them down. They could have literally phoned their lines in and in some scenes they may well have done just that. The characters don't know whether they are Irish or Northern Irish and they sound like neither. For instance the postman's van is marked 'Poste' and looks like a Republic of Ireland post van but seems to be delivering across the border.

Potential wasted in my opinion.

Interestingly there is a huge disclaimer from 'Pfizer' at the start of the movie which must mean there was conflict over the depiction of their product in the movie.


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