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The Craic (1999)

Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Emery

Writer:

Jimeoin (as Jimeoin McKeown)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin Jimeoin ... Fergus Montagu (as Jimeoin McKeown)
Alan McKee Alan McKee ... Wesley Murray
Colin Hay ... Barry
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ... Bob
Robert Morgan ... Colin / Steven Phillips
Nicholas Bell ... Derek Johnson
Jane Hall Jane Hall ... Alice
Catherine Arena Catherine Arena ... Erica
Geoff Paine ... Russell
Kate Gorman Kate Gorman ... Margo
Anne Phelan Anne Phelan ... Truck Driver
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Farmer
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... Farmer's Wife
Matt King ... English Guy
Kyle Morrison Kyle Morrison ... Ron
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Storyline

Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting work, the two fear immigration officers. McKeown happens to get selected as the bachelor on a TV dating game and wins a trip to Queensland just as the pair's apartment is raided by immigration. McKee escapes just in time and joins his friend. Meanwhile, the IRA leader is sent to Australia in a witness protection program after he gives up some of his former colleagues. The two then spend the remainder of the movie being pursued by the immigration officers and the vengeful IRA head. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A road movie that's lost its way! See more »

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Biography | Comedy

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1999 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Metanastes tis symforas See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Jimeoin appeared on an Australian dating show in real life, but wasn't selected. See more »

Quotes

Wesley Murray: Lovely, fuckin' lovely.
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Connections

References Neighbours (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaches
Written by Hugh Cornwell (as Cornwell), Dave Greenfield (as Greenfield), Jean-Jacques Burnel (as Burnell) and Jet Black (as Black)
Performed by The Stranglers
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A very funny film
1 May 1999 | by cryptySee all my reviews

I found this movie to be very funny and entertaining. It combined different uses of humour to provide laughs for all sorts of people. A major part this film worked well was because it starred Australia's favourite and most lovable comedian, Jimeoin. Very well done by the writers. A movie all aussies should go and see. Check it out!


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