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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

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Dan Starkey
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Lee Cooper
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Cow Pat Keegan
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Margaret
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Charles Parker
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Patricia Starkey
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Taxi Driver
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Agnes Brinn
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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
Birdy Sweeney ...
Lift Attendant
Katie Tumelty ...
Reporter
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Alfie Stewart
B.J. Hogg ...
Billy McCoubrey
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Pizza Shop Boy
Gerard Quinn ...
Pizza Shop Boy
Dale Kirkpatrick ...
Robert Brinn
Jonathan Collier ...
Robert Brinn (voice)
Philip Young ...
FTP Skinhead
Thomas Hourican ...
Sod
Marcus Kelly ...
Space Hopper Man (as Danny Kelly)
Frank Mannion ...
Finbar Kelly
Colin Murphy ...
Giblet O'Gibber
John Linehan ...
Announcer
Barbara Adair ...
Old Woman
Paddy Rocks ...
Mad Dog
Derek Halligan ...
Frankie
Patrick Duncan ...
Waiter
Dick Holland ...
Crony
James Doran ...
Hood (as James Duran)
Norman Hagan ...
Balaclava
John Keegan ...
Father Flynn
Brendan McNally ...
Postal
Robert Cooper ...
Civil Servant
Alison Black ...
Radio Newsreader (voice)
Alec Fennell ...
Radio Newsreader (voice)
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Radio Newsreader (voice) (as Christine Bleakley)
Stephen Nolan ...
Radio Newsreader (voice)
Chris Buckler ...
Radio Newsreader (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Cavanagh ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Mairead Devanney ...
Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Caffrey

Written by

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Colin Bateman ... (novel)
 
Colin Bateman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Georges Benayoun ... co-producer
Robert Cooper ... producer
Chris Craib ... co-executive producer
Marina Gefter ... co-executive producer
Frank Mannion ... co-producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
Jane Robertson ... line producer
Flore Rougier ... assistant producer
Gary Smith ... co-executive producer
David M. Thompson ... executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... executive producer

Music by

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Adrian Johnston

Cinematography by

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James Welland

Film Editing by

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Nick Moore

Editorial Department

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Barnaby Braithwaite ... post-production assistant
Gavin Buckley ... conforming editor
Hermione Byrt ... conforming editor
Kate Croft ... post-production coordinator
Emily Grant ... conforming editor
Jonathan Haren ... editor trainee
John Heath ... color grader
Lionel Johnson ... conforming editor
Stephen Law ... post-production consultant
Gabrielle Smith ... conforming editor (as Gabby Smith)
Ben Yeates ... first assistant editor
Tom Mayclim ... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard

Production Design by

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Claire Kenny

Art Direction by

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Tom McCullagh

Costume Design by

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Pam Tait

Makeup Department

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Liz Boston ... makeup designer
Maggie Magee ... makeup artist
Pamela Smyth ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Annie Wallbank ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Clare Awdry ... second assistant director
Colin Frizzell ... trainee assistant director
Konrad Jay ... first assistant director
Nick Moore ... second unit director
Liam O'Donnell ... third assistant director
Mary Soan ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Jim Barr ... dressing propman
Alan Briant ... stand-by props
Roland Coyne ... stand-by carpenter
Gillian Devenney ... assistant art director
Russell Fulton ... construction manager
Geoff Geddis ... dressing propman
Cliona Harkin ... art department assistant
Keith Henderson ... storyboard artist
Vincent Kinnaird ... prop man
Christy O'Shaughnessy ... scenic painter
Jerry Organ ... production buyer
David Reilly ... stand-by props (as Dave Reilly)
Robbie Richardson ... scenic painter
Alex Robertson ... stand-by carpenter
Steve Wheeler ... property master (as Stephen Wheeler)

Sound Department

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Howard Bargroff ... sound consultant: Dolby
Michael A. Carter ... re-recording mixer
Anthony Cleal ... re-recording mixer
Anthony Faust ... dialogue editor
Diane Greaves ... foley artist (as Dianne Greaves)
Matt Grimes ... sound editor
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (as John 'Boots' Hayward)
Zane Hayward ... dialogue editor
Ronan Hill ... boom operator
Aiden Hughes ... sound trainee
Andy Kennedy ... supervising sound editor
Jacques Leroide ... foley editor
Mervyn Moore ... sound recordist
Julian Pinn ... sound consultant: Dolby
Michael Redfern ... adr editor (as Mike Redfern)
Claire Saunders ... assistant sound editor
Jason Swanscott ... foley artist
Richard Pryke ... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Neil Blackburn ... special effects engineer
Mark Holt ... senior special effects technician
Donal Neill ... special effects technician
Martin Neill ... special effects supervisor
Sean Pagel ... special effects technician

Stunts

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David Cronnelly ... stunts
Tracey Eddon ... stunts (as Tracy Eddon)
Steve Griffin ... stunts (as Steve 'Street' Griffin)
Richard Hammatt ... stunts
Paul Heasman ... stunts
Tina Maskell ... stunts
Sean Rogers ... stunts
Lee Sheward ... stunt coordinator
Sarah Franzl ... stunt double: Ms. Griffiths (uncredited)
Morgan Johnson ... stunt double: Mr. Gant (uncredited)
Julian Spencer ... stunt double: Mr. Thewlis (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Bailie ... first assistant camera
Andy Bradford ... clapper loader trainee: second unit
Raymond Carlin ... camera trainee: second unit
Lewis Foster ... camera operator: second unit
Eric Greenberg ... clapper loader
Glynn Harrison ... second grip
Roy Harrison ... key grip
Glen Hastings ... electrician
Colin Irwin ... best boy
Brian Livingstone ... gaffer
Dochy J. Lowe ... clapper loader: second unit
Brendon McClean ... electrician
Giancarlo McDonnell ... generator operator (as Carlo McDonald)
Alastair Rae ... steadicam operator
Marcus Robinson ... unit still photographer
Mike Robinson ... camera operator: second unit
Kurt Savage ... focus puller: second unit

Casting Department

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Hilary Donnan ... extras casting
Hillary Hanna ... casting assistant
Greg Kyle ... casting assistant
James Norrie ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eleanor Appleby ... costume supervisor
Kerry Gooding ... costume daily
Nuala McCaffrey ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Stephen Killen ... location manager
Claire McBride ... assistant location manager
Gary Walker ... location assistant

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Steve Parr ... music mixer / music recordist

Other crew

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Amy Allen ... production coordinator
Linda Bowen ... assistant accountant
Christine Braithwaite ... floor runner
Jennie Browne ... production runner
Sandra Butterworth ... dialogue coach
Emer Conroy ... script supervisor
Kate Croft ... assistant to producer
Ceire Deery ... production runner
Blanche Aurore Duault ... publicist
Colin Frizzell ... trainee assistant: director
Robert Gyle ... armorer
Oliver Howe ... floor runner
Angela Jackson ... production legal services
Kevin Jackson ... assistant head of drama: BBC northern Ireland
Vikki Luya ... unit publicist
Alan Manning ... floor runner
Jeanette McGrath ... production runner / script supervisor assistant
Gary Mercer ... stand-in: Mr. Thewlis
Claire Mulligan ... floor runner
Biene Polacsek ... production runner
Gill Raddings ... dog handler (as Jill Radding's stunt dogs)
Mike Smith ... production accountant
Philippa Wood ... assistant to executive producer
Steve Zielinski ... head of business affairs (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mark Dunford ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Starkey (Germany)
  • Elválni Jacktől (Hungary)
  • Horise, Jack! (Greece)
  • Últimas Palavras (Brazil)
  • Um Caso de Terrorismo (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP121,394, 04 Oct 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia The role of Starkey was originally offered to Robert Carlyle, but he had to drop out when the shoot dates were changed and he became unavailable. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rachel Griffiths in Conversation (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Danger Of A Stranger See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more »
Quotes Dan: These trousers are SLIGHTLY FLARED!
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