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Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Barrytown, Bimbo is a baker who loses his job after being made redundant. Bimbo then acquires the help of his best friend, Larry, to set up a successful... See more »

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Larry
Donal O'Kelly ...
Bimbo
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Maggie
Caroline Rothwell ...
Mary
Neilí Conroy ...
Diane
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Kevin
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Weslie
Stuart Dunne ...
Sam
Jack Lynch ...
Cancer
Laurie Morton ...
Maggie's Mum
Marie Mullen ...
Vera
Jon Kenny ...
Gerry McCarthy
Moses Rowen ...
Glenn
Linda McGovern ...
Jessica
Eoin Chaney ...
Wayne
Frank O'Sullivan ...
Wally
Jill Doyle ...
Mona
Barbara Bergin ...
Dawn
Charlotte Bradley ...
Anne Marie
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Bald Man
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Des Health Inspector
Sheila Flitton ...
Missis Twix
Alan King ...
Mechanic
Bernie Downes ...
Pregnant Woman
Martin Dunne ...
Garda Sergeant
Tommy O'Neill ...
Nightclub Barman
Eilish Moore ...
Bingo Woman
Paul Raynor ...
Pitch & Putt Man
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Crushed Girl
Sandra Bagnall ...
Complaining Woman
Fionnuala Murphy ...
Young Woman (as Fionuala Murphy)
Michael O'Reilly ...
Arsenal Supporter
David Kelly ...
Boy with Choc Ice
Lee Bagnall ...
Crying Boy
Jamie Bagnall ...
Other Kid
David Byrne ...
Barry
Gavin Kelty ...
World Peace (as Gavin Keilty)
Claude Clancy ...
Leo the Barman
Michelle Gallagher ...
Girl
Arthur Napper ...
Nightclub Bouncer
Jessie O'Gorman ...
Kerrie
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Sean O'Donovan ...
Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Frears

Written by

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Roddy Doyle ... (novel)
 
Roddy Doyle ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mary Alleguen ... line producer
Lynda Myles ... producer
Mark Shivas ... executive producer
Roddy Doyle ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Eric Clapton
Richard Hartley

Cinematography by

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Oliver Stapleton ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mick Audsley

Editorial Department

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Nigel Barker ... lightworks assistant
Mary Casey ... first assistant editor
Clare Doyle ... trainee assistant editor
Celia Haining ... second assistant editor
Harry Muller ... color timer

Casting By

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Leo Davis

Production Design by

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Mark Geraghty

Art Direction by

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Fiona Daly

Costume Design by

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Consolata Boyle

Makeup Department

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Anne Dunne ... chief hair stylist
Morna Ferguson ... chief makeup artist
Jennifer Hegarty ... assistant makeup artist: winter unit
Olwyn Lee ... trainee makeup artist
Martina McCarthy ... hairdresser assistant

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor
John McDonnell ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marian Barlow ... second assistant director
Miriam Coleman ... trainee assistant director
Martin O'Malley ... first assistant director
Willie Smith ... third assistant director
Jim Gorman ... co-trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Russ Bailey ... construction manager
Clodagh Conroy ... assistant art director
Richard Curley ... stagehand
Conor Devlin ... draughtsman
Jason Doherty ... carpenter
Pascal Farrell ... carpenter (as Pascall Farrell)
Paul Keogh ... carpenter
Daragh Lewis ... stand-by props
Nuala McKernan ... chargehand stand-by props
Sunny Mulligan ... props buyer
Owen Murnane ... master painter
Tony Murnane ... stand-by painter
Turlo Nicholson ... dressing props
Eamonn O'Higgins ... props master
Dave Peters ... dressing props
John Purdy ... stand-by rigger
Robbie Reilly ... chargehand rigger
Gerard Richardson ... painter (as Gerard Richardson)
Brian Thompson ... construction runaround
Tony Walsh ... carpenter
Graham Waters ... stand-by carpenter
Dave Whelan ... chargehand carpenter

Sound Department

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Mick Boggis ... re-recording mixer
Gordon Brown ... foley editor
Brendan Deasy ... sound mixer
Jennie Evans ... digital sound editor
Peter Joly ... supervising sound editor
Danny Longhurst ... dialogue editor
Peter Maxwell ... re-recording mixer
Mairin Ni Riurdain ... trainee sound
Trevor O'Connor ... sound mixer: winter unit
Barry O'Sullivan ... boom operator: winter unit
Eddie Quinn ... boom operator
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Graham Bushe ... special effects technician
Marty Kelly ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Patrick Condren ... stunt coordinator
Tony Condren ... stunt driver
Martin O'Malley ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sean Cahill ... electrician: winter unit
Donal Caulfield ... focus puller: additional camera
John Etherington ... grip
Jim Farrell ... best boy
Rodrigo Gutierrez ... camera operator (as Roderigo Gutierrez)
Graeme Haughton ... electrician (as Graham Haughton)
Jonathan Hession ... still photographer (as Jonathon Hession)
Allan Hughes ... grip: winter unit
Conor Kelly ... clapper loader
Stephen McCarthy ... electrician
Ivan Meagher ... focus puller
David Merrigan ... rigger
Larry S. Prinz ... gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator: winter unit (as Michael Proudfoot)
Noel Donnellon ... video playback operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Pippa Hall ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Allison Byrne ... wardrobe assistant
Rhona McGuirke ... wardrobe supervisor
Anne O'Halloran ... wardrobe assistant
Keelin O'Síochain ... trainee costume designer
Magdalen Rubalcava ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Liam Grant ... assistant location manager: winter unit
Andrew Hegarty ... assistant location manager
John McDonnell ... location manager

Music Department

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Dave Bronze ... musician: bass, Eric Clapton's band
Eric Clapton ... musician: performer
Alan Douglas ... music recordist
Andy Fairweather Low ... musician: guitar, Eric Clapton's band
Steve Gadd ... musician: drums: Eric Clapton's band
Jerry Portnoy ... musician: harmonica, Eric Clapton's band
Chris Stainton ... musician: organ, Eric Clapton's band / musician: piano, Eric Clapton's band

Transportation Department

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Ernie Beakhurst ... unit driver
John Cawley ... truck driver
Tony Cullen ... unit driver
Gerry Fearon ... transportation captain
Martin Holland ... driver: generator truck, winter unit
Austin Kelly ... driver: wardrobe truck
Victor Keogh ... driver: camera car
Tommy Kingston ... stand-by driver: prop truck
Frank Ryan ... stand-by driver: construction truck
Kevin Scott ... driver: genny car
Peter Doyle ... facilities driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Frances Byrne ... production coordinator (as Fran Byrne)
Stephen Carroll ... mechanic
Tanya Cawley ... utility stand-in
Richard Dann ... still photo processing
Lee Dickson ... guitar technician: Eric Clapton's band
Sile Dorney ... cashier
Robbie Ellis ... mechanic
Penny Eyles ... script supervisor
Sally Ann Gately ... assistant accountant
Donal Geraghty ... production accountant
James Hagan ... trainee clapper loader
Billy Hinshelwood ... lawyer: Marriott Harrison
Macdara Kelleher ... utility stand-in
Bernadette Lovett ... production secretary
David Morris ... utility stand-in
Johnny Mulligan ... cashier: winter unit (as John Mulligan)
Linda Murphy ... production runner
Sian Parry ... assistant to producers (as Sián Parry)
Roger Phillips ... title designer
Julian Rothenstein ... title designer
Ravi Sharman ... drum technician: Eric Clapton's band
Francis Taaffe ... assistant video playback operator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Chris Auty ... special thanks
Rick Berman ... special thanks
Tommy Coughlan ... special thanks
Graham Easton ... special thanks
Gretta Finer ... special thanks
Roger Forrester ... special thanks
Stephanie Guerrasio ... special thanks
Alan Hergott ... special thanks
Geoffrey Paget ... special thanks
Simon Relph ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper', depicts the hilarious yet poignant adventures of Bimbo. Upon being fired from his job at the bakery, Bimbo and his best mate go into business for themselves and purchase a chipper (a fish and chips van); but will the pressures of financial success sour their friendship forever? Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Also Known As
  • Fisch & Chips (Germany)
  • La camioneta (Spain)
  • A Carrinha (Portugal)
  • Skåpvagnen (Sweden)
  • Karavan (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia This is the third story in Roddy Doyle's "Barrytown Trilogy", following the adventures of the Rabbitte family. However, as 20th Century Fox owned the film rights to the Rabbitte name (from The Commitments), the characters had to be re-named in the subsequent film adaptations (The Snapper, The Van). See more »
Goofs The movie is set during World Cup 1990, and on at least two occasions, the radio can be heard promoting 98FM. This station did not use this branding until the mid 1990s; it was called Classic Hits at the time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Addicted to Love/Gamera: Guardian of the Universe/The Van/Brassed Off (1997). See more »
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Quotes Larry: I have one for youse, me chips are as burnt as fuck!
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