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Divorcing Jack (1998)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Comedy | 2 October 1998 (UK)
Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dan Starkey
... Lee Cooper
... Cow Pat Keegan
... Margaret
... Charles Parker
... Patricia Starkey
... Taxi Driver
... Agnes Brinn
... Michael Brinn
Adam Black ... Young Starkey
Simon Magill ... Starkey's Brother
George Shane ... Woods
Alan McKee ... Mouse
Brian Devlin ... Dans' work mate
Sean Caffrey ... Joe
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Storyline

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. Written by K. Wedgwood

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Thriller | Comedy

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Mosaic Movies

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2 October 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Elválni Jacktől  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£121,394 (United Kingdom), 4 October 1998, Limited Release
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Trivia

The painting of the young Indian girl is a reference to Colin Bateman's Maid of the Mist See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: [voiceover] 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.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more »

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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Baby's Long Gone
Written by Laurence Hardy
Performed by Country Punk
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an excellent film
1 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

.An excellent film that for once has shown the lighter side of Belfast coupled with its ever-present dark side, although the portrayal of the paramilitaries and security forces in Belfast was not totally realistic. However this did not take away from the film, as it is more about the situation the star 'Dan Starky' has gotten himself into more than the political situation in Ireland. The cast was excellent especially David Thewlis and Laura Fraser who both had great performances, also they got the accent perfectly. Have a look at it, its well worth it, very funny.


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