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The Young Offenders (2016)

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor MacSweeney
Jock Murphy
Mairead MacSweeney
Dominic MacHale ...
Sergeant Healy
P.J. Gallagher ...
Ray the Drug Dealer
Shane Casey ...
Billy Murphy
Pascal Scott ...
Superintendent Flynn
Michael Sands ...
Jock's Dad
Cora Fenton ...
Jock's Mother
Stephen O'Connor ...
Angry Dad
Fionula Linehan ...
DIY Cashier
Wesley O'Duinn ...
Fish Man
Antoinette Hilliard ...
Fish Head Woman
Tommy Harris ...
Big Mouth (as Thomas Harris)

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Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff mustaches. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth 7 million euro, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find a missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives....But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

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Release Date:

16 September 2016 (Ireland)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Jock is in the shop there is a poster for the show Winning streak. The poster has presenters Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan. Marty Whelan began presenting the show in 2009, two years after the film is set, while Sinead Kennedy began in 2013, a full 6 years after the film is set. See more »


In the last scene in police station there is a calendar saying July 2015, but this movie is set on true events in 2007. See more »


Jock Murphy: If you are under the age of sixteen you are classified as a young offender which basically means you can't get in trouble.
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Crazy Credits

In the start of the movie when Conor said some "dickhead" on a roof dropped a hammer on his dads head, at the credits he is listed down as "dickhead on the roof" See more »


Spoofs Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »


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Best Irish comedy, possibly ever...
12 January 2017 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Great original Irish comedy, sharp witty script and funny as fekk. There really isn't much more to say, its great all the way through - there's not a single bit I can fault. Acting, soundtrack, script, characters, story - completely great. The DVD case has got all these stars and accolades, and for the most part I view that kind of stuff with skepticism - but there's not a thing in the whole film that isn't hilarious, there's not a single wasted moment. Best comedy I've seen for years, look forward to more from the director and cast! It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, my Mum wouldn't like it - but if you're in the market for a bit of crude, rude, Irish slapstick toilet humour this will literally make your year, and we're only 2 weeks in to 2017!

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