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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 »

Director:

Paddy Breathnach

Writer:

Conor McPherson
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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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Storyline

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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murder | bog | money | beating | prison | See All (111) »

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A film about sex, friendship and one incredibly talkative hostage See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

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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Soundtracks

Stay In My Corner
Written by Wade Flemons (as Flemons), Bobby Miller (as Miller) and Barrett Strong (as Strong)
Conrad Music by kind permission of Tristan Music Ltd
Performed by The Dells
Courtesy of Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
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The genuine article.
22 November 1998 | by ChppperSee all my reviews

When I saw this movie, and after I had stopped laughing, I realised that it wasn't a film which was going to travel well. As an Irishman, I've been somewhat disappointed with the recent spate of melodramatic and formulaic films that have been leaving our shores in recent years (i.e. Michael Collins). "I Went Down" is a refreshing release from this trend.

Having read the 'net reviews it seems my fears have been realised. This movie doesn't hold back when it comes to Irish accents, figures of speech and wit. I know I was falling off my seat at the behaviour of the characters, the "Black and Amber" pub and the meeting in the bog. I hope people see it for it was intended to be, an Irish movie, and not criticise it because it doesn't fit under the Hollywood model.

dave.


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Release Date:

24 June 1998 (USA) See more »

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El crimen desorganizado See more »

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County Kildare, Ireland See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$187,631, 5 July 1998

Gross USA:

$405,297
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