A married drunk hooks up with the ex-girlfriend of a vicious local criminal. He gets booted out of home for his infidelity, has a murderer on his tail, and must try to write the story of his life in order to save his journalism job. He gets help from a stripper dressed as a nun and goes undercover dressed as Shaggy from Scooby Doo. He finds a drinking buddy in an American fellow journalist.
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When Dan meets the priest he is seeing doing up his shirt. This is a reference to a scene in the original book which is not in the film. See more
When I was 8 years old, I woke up in the middle of the night and found my brother pissing on my typewriter. I decided then and there that there was something wonderful about alcohol.
After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more
References Doctor Zhivago
Written by Joe Strummer
and Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash See more