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Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter McDonald ... Git Hynes
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Sabrina Bradley
David Wilmot ... Anto
Michael McElhatton ... Johnner Doyle
Brendan Gleeson ... Bunny Kelly
Joe Gallagher Joe Gallagher ... Steo Gannon
Tony Doyle ... Tom French
Liam Regan Liam Regan ... Little Boy at Teresa's
Kevin Hely Kevin Hely ... Petrol Station Attendant
Eamonn Hunt Eamonn Hunt ... Cork Barman
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Cork Man No. 1
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Cork Man No. 2
Eamon A. Kelly Eamon A. Kelly ... Cork Man No. 3 (as Eammon A. Kelly)
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Frank Grogan
Carly Baker Carly Baker ... Caroline
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Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog. It's a tougher assignment than it seems: Git's a novice, Bunny's prone to rash acts, Frank doesn't want to be found (and once he's found, he has no money), and maybe Tom's planning to murder Frank, which puts Git in a moral dilemma. Then, there's the long-ago disappearance of Sonny Mulligan. What's a decent and stand-up lad to do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

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Release Date:

24 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crimen desorganizado See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kildare, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,631, 3 July 1998

Gross USA:

$405,297, 19 July 1998
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Trivia

Little known Irish actor Gerard Kellet was considered for the role of Git but had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

Quotes

Bunny Kelly: No guts, no black puddin'.
Git Hynes: That's not an argument!
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Written & Performed by Lir (as LiR)
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So he done a Sonny Mulligan?
5 March 2004 | by MICKAHSee all my reviews

The film, which was shot in various locations within Dublin (posing as Cork) is in my opinion one of the best movies to come out of Ireland, Its a great tale of two guys thrown together to complete a task which neither of them want to do. The dialogue and wit between both main players is funny (warning: explenatives abound) and sometimes touching. Git (McDonald), the novice to the world of shady dealings and gangsters and Bunny Kelly (Gleeson), a man who has been there, done that and shot the gun, according to him anyway.

The movie moves at a fairly quick pace, we are given glimses at Bunny and Gits life and why they are both in the predicament they are in. The situation humor is spot on with some funny set pieces, with great dialogue between the two. The late Tony Doyle gives a great performance as Tom French, the gangster with a great line in put downs and a man with who you just dont mess with. The story has twists and turns much like the travelled roads the guys are on, the twists and turns are nicely explained by the films end. The film is one of the few films which holds up to repeat viewings. Overall, the film is worth watching and remember,

"The benefit of the Doubt, can even save your life" - Mr Bunny Kelly BA


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