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Alfred Byrne (Albert Finney) is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin, Ireland in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His... See more »

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Alfred Byrne
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Lily Byrne
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Ivor J. Carney
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Adele Rice
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Robbie Fay
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Inspector Carson
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Christy Ward
Mick Lally ...
Father Ignatius Kenny
Anna Manahan ...
Mrs. Grace
Joe Pilkington ...
Ernie Lally
Brendan Conroy ...
Rasher Flynn
Joan O'Hara ...
Mrs. Crowe
Eileen Reid ...
Mrs. Rock
Eileen Conroy ...
Mrs. Curtin
Maureen Egan ...
Mrs. Dunne
Paddy Ashe ...
Mr. Ryan
Pat Killalea ...
Phil Curran
John Killalea ...
Jack Curran
Pascal Perry ...
Mr. Gorman
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Breton-Beret
Paudge Behan ...
Kitty
Jimmy Keogh ...
Treasurer
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Waitress
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Garda
Damien Kaye ...
Foley
Catherine Byrne ...
Woman at Canal
Dylan Tighe ...
Landlady's Son
Stuart Dunne ...
John
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First Young Man (as Jonathan Rhys-Myer)
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Second Young Man
Paul Roe ...
Third Young Man

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Suri Krishnamma

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Barry Devlin ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jonathan Cavendish ... producer
Robert Cooper ... executive producer
Guy East ... executive producer
James Mitchell ... executive producer
Mark Shivas ... executive producer
Rod Stoneman ... executive producer: The Irish Film Board

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Julian Nott

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Ashley Rowe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Freeman

Editorial Department

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Kate Buckland ... third assistant film editor
Mary Casey ... first assistant film editor
Dermot Diskin ... second assistant film editor: Dublin
Jo Harland ... trainee film editor
Kate Higham ... second assistant film editor: London

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Michelle Guish

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Jamie Leonard

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Frank Hallinan-Flood

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Phoebe De Gaye

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Eileen Buggy ... assistant hair stylist
Orla Carrol ... assistant hair stylist
Bernie Dooley ... key hair stylist
Ken Jennings ... key makeup artist
Lynn Johnston ... assistant makeup artist (as Lynn Johnson)
Martina McCarthy ... assistant hair stylist
Olive Nolan-Munn ... assistant makeup artist (as Olive Nolan)
Margot Wilson ... trainee makeup artist (as Margo Wilson)

Production Management

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Alan Gavin ... post-production supervisor
Kathy Sykes ... production manager
George Adams ... executive production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marian Barlow ... trainee assistant director
Mary Gough ... third assistant director
Kieran Hennessy ... trainee assistant director
Lisa Mulcahy ... first assistant director
Suzanne Nicell ... second assistant director

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Russ Bailey ... construction manager
Laura Bowe ... art department assistant
Tina Brophy ... property buyer
Christina Brosnan ... stand-by props
Fiona Daly ... set dresser
Manus Daly ... carpenter
Mick Kearns ... carpenter
Daragh Lewis ... dressing props
Tom Lundy ... painter
Raymond McCann ... plasterer
Owen Murnane ... master painter
Gary O'Donnell ... painter
Liam O'Riain ... carpenter
Larry O'Toole ... carpenter
Dave Peters ... dressing props trainee
Nigel Pinhay ... stand-by props
John Purdy ... stagehand (as John Purdie)
Bobby Richardson ... painter
Mike Roberts ... stand-by props
Sean Scott ... stand-by painter
Dave Whelan ... stand-by carpenter
Tim Youngman ... property master

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Julie Ackerton ... foley artist
Nick Adams ... dubbing editor
Jack Armstrong ... boom operator
Mick Boggis ... adr mixer
Mary Finlay ... foley editor
John Fuel ... foley artist
Paul Hamblin ... re-recording mixer
Tim Hands ... dialogue and adr editor
Kate Mackenzie ... assistant dubbing editor
Chris Nixon ... assistant dubbing editor
Clive Pendry ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
David Stephenson ... sound mixer
Ted Swanscott ... adr mixer
Simon J. Willis ... sound maintenance (as Simon Willis)
Ian Wilson ... additional dialogue editor

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Gerry Johnston ... special effects

Stunts

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Martin Grace ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Albert Cassells ... electrician
Ian Clark ... focus puller
Louis Conroy ... lighting consultant
Noel Cullen ... gaffer
Richie Donnelly ... camera trainee
Jonathan Hession ... still photographer
Malcolm Huse ... camera grip
John Moore ... clapper loader
Paddy Murphy ... electrician
William O'Brien ... rigger
Robbie Reilly ... stand-by rigger
Kevin Scott ... generator operator
John Ward ... steadicam operator
William Louthe ... electrician (uncredited)

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Sheila Fahey ... wardrobe assistant
Anne O'Halloran ... wardrobe mistress
Ger Scully ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Jill Dempsey ... location assistant
Howard Gibbins ... location manager

Music Department

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Denis Fine ... music coordinator: Sony
Nic Raine ... orchestrator
Allan Wilson ... conductor
Percy Faith ... conductor: "Theme for Young Lovers" (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Catherine Morris ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ernie Beakhurst ... driver
Danny Blain ... driver
Alan Crozier ... driver
Pat Dowling ... driver
Neil Duggan ... driver
Tom Gallagher ... driver
Johnny Gilbert ... driver
Paul Green ... driver
Robert Gyle ... driver
Damien Hopkins ... driver
Brian Thompson ... driver
Paul Tsan ... driver

Other crew

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Chris Allies ... title designer
Frances Byrne ... production coordinator (as Fran Byrne)
Geraldine Daly ... assistant to producer (as Ger Daly)
Teresa Gautly ... unit nurse (as Teresa Gantly)
Alan Gavin ... production accountant
Mary E. Glynn ... production assistant: Dublin (as Mary Glynn)
Gerry Grennell ... dialogue coach
Claire Keogh ... production assistant: Dublin
Mary Leonard ... financial services: KPMG-SKC Corporate Finance
Christy McKinney ... production assistant: Dublin (as Christine McKinney)
Craig Murray ... production assistant: London
Catherine O'Flaherty ... production assistant
Nicholas O'Neill ... production notes
Lisbeth Savill ... legal services: Simon Olswang & Company
David Sheehy ... assistant accountant
Julie Wassmer ... production assistant: London
Tristan Whalley ... international marketing
Paul White ... legal services: A&L Goodbody

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George Adams ... thanks
Julian Belfrage ... thanks
Barbara Benedek ... thanks
David Bouchier ... thanks
Siobhan Boylan ... thanks
Robin Cavendish ... dedicatee
Jane Doolan ... thanks
Mike Dragisic ... thanks
Will Evans ... thanks
Gretta Finer ... thanks
James Flynn ... thanks
Peter Hitchen ... thanks
Ruth Jackson ... thanks
Paul Maguire ... thanks
Nuala McDonnell ... thanks
Maggie Pope ... thanks
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Plot Summary

Alfred Byrne (Albert Finney) is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin, Ireland in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s. Written by Michael C. Berch

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Taglines an extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un homme sans importance (France)
  • Ein Mann ohne Bedeutung (Germany)
  • Un hombre sin importancia (Spain)
  • Ενας Ασήμαντος Ανθρωπος (Greece)
  • Um Homem Sem Importância (Brazil)
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  • 99 min
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Trivia The bus depot filming location was the Broadstone Dublin Bus Depot, in Dublin 7, Ireland. Formerly, the Broadstone Railway Terminus, prior to the de-commissioning of the Great Western Railway line, and it being used as a bus depot, in the mid 2010s, the forecourt was completely demolished to accommodate the Luas Cross City tram stop and route passing what later became the new consolidated DIT Grangegorman University campus. By coincidence, the former "mental hospital" land adjacent to Broadstone Depot, that later became the DIT Student Accommodation site, was used as a backlot to build the (geographically inaccurate) O'Connell Street/GPO exterior set for Neil Jordan's Michael Collins (1996). See more »
Goofs In reality the no smoking rule on lower deck of CIE buses was observed religiously. The casual breaking of this rule would never be tolerated. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into A Man of No Importance (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) See more »
Quotes Alfie Byrne: Dancing is neither modest or immodest. It's either well-done, or badly done.
Christy Ward: Is that a quote?
Alfie Byrne: Almost.
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