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My Name Is Joe (1998)

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Mullan ... Joe Kavanagh
Louise Goodall Louise Goodall ... Sarah Downie
Gary Lewis ... Shanks
Lorraine McIntosh Lorraine McIntosh ... Maggie
David McKay David McKay ... Liam
Anne-Marie Kennedy Anne-Marie Kennedy ... Sabine (as Annemarie Kennedy)
Scott Hannah Scott Hannah ... Scott
David Peacock David Peacock ... Hooligan
Gordon McMurray Gordon McMurray ... Scrag
James McHendry James McHendry ... Perfume
Paul Clark Paul Clark ... Zulu
Stephen McCole ... Mojo
Simon Macallum Simon Macallum ... Robbo
Paul Gillan Paul Gillan ... Davy
Stephen Docherty Stephen Docherty ... Doc
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Storyline

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some violence, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Germany | France | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benim adim Joe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£89,656 (United Kingdom), 13 November 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,017, 24 January 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$346,696, 25 April 1999
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

With the exception of David McKay (Liam), all the members of Joe's football team had no previous acting experience and were local residents, some with previous drug problems. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of the boom microphone is visible in the television set when Sarah is talking with Sabine at the school. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Downie: Get out of my way! Leave me!
Joe Kavanagh: No. No. No, calm down. Just calm down.
Sarah Downie: Are you gonna hit me too, Joe?
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Connections

References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit in the Sky
Written and Performed by Norman Greenbaum
Published by Great Honesty Music / Westminster Music Ltd
Used courtesy of Trans/Tone Prod
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An insightful film which resonates with truths about the harsher aspects of today's society
19 September 2000 | by jeanjeannie38See all my reviews

"My Name is Joe" is a film in which the complexities of social issues are explored to reveal unpalatable truths. It seems some people can find themselves in situations in which all their choices are wrong ones! This film pulls no punches and is totally believable. Perceptively cast this is a film full of poignancy and depth. "My Name is Joe" is Ken Loach at his very best.


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