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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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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 »

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Trivia

The word "fuck" and its variations are used 230 times. 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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References Toy Story (1995) See more »

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Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Violin: Marcia Crayford
Conductor: George Fenton
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Great Ken Loach movie. A funny and dramatic.
1 October 1998 | by Phil-83See all my reviews

First this movie seems to be much lighter than previous Loach realisations (remember LadyBird, LadyBird ?). Joe is a hell of a good guy and the other characters are as true as possible. And it is truly funny (the football matches of the "German" team are hilarious). But then, like in many of the best Loach movies, the social reality, with all its dramatic aspects, turns the end of the movie into a real tragedy. A must, in my opinion.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi nombre es todo lo que tengo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,017, 24 January 1999

Gross USA:

$354,952

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$354,952
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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