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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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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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Elválni Jacktől  »

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£121,394 (United Kingdom), 4 October 1998, Limited Release
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The scene set at a market on Bangor seafront was actually filmed in nearby Donaghadee. See more »

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

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Me Wonderful
Written by Mike Flowers
Performed by Mike Flowers
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A darkly humorous tale of conflicting emotions, magnificently written and superbly acted.
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Moral contrast and conflicting emotions set the scene for this darkly humorous tale. It is a wonderful story of contrasts of scenery, emotions, beliefs, and people. While heavy in language and violence, the movie is one I would definitely recommend. David Thewlis is emotionally endearing as our "hero," and Jason Isaacs absolutely delicious in his portrayal of a "villain." Or is there a villain in this movie? Both characters remain on opposite side of the spectra of good and evil, yet somehow we find ourselves pitying the two evildoers. Emotions are swept around mercilessly, and you are left completely satisfied with all characters (especially the nun, who is reminiscent of the love/hate, restraint/indulgence conflicts of the film). I highly recommend this film to anyone looking for a good movie and a great story.


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