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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.

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Cast

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

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

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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Benim adim Joe  »

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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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Trivia

With the exception of 'Peter Mullan' and Gary Lewis, all the people in the opening Alcoholics Anonymous meeting are actual members. 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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Soundtracks

Down the Dustpipe
Written by Groszmann
Performed by Status Quo
Published by Valley Music Ltd
Courtesy of Castle Copyrights Ltd
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Another Ken Loach masterpiece.
22 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I came across this film by accident on video, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Ken Loach is again at his best using little known or non-actors set in a British working class background. Joe is a reformed alcoholic on the dole in Glasgow, trying to pick his life up again. Loach's vision and understanding of life close to the limit is amazing.

For me, this is a "must see" film.


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