Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Michael Lynch
Linda Fiorentino ... Christine Lynch
Peter Mullan ... Stevie
Stephen Dillane ... Noel Quigley
Helen Baxendale ... Lisa
David Hayman ... Tony Brady
Patrick Malahide ... Commissioner Daly
Gerard McSorley ... Harrison
David Kelly ... Fr. Grogan
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Tom Rooney
Paul Ronan ... Billy Lynch
Colin Farrell ... Alec (as Colin Farrel)
Vincent Regan ... Shay Kirby
Tim Loane ... Jerome Higgins
Christoph Waltz ... Peter


Michael Lynch is Dublin's most notorious criminal, his brazen robberies making him the bane of the Gardaí and a hero to his fellow working class city Northsiders. When not playing happy families with his two wives - sisters Christine and Lisa - and his children, Lynch is busy plotting elaborate heists, thinking as much about the showmanship of it all as he is the loot involved. On his case is Garda Noel Quigley, his determination to convict Lynch slowly turning into an obsession. Inevitably, a showdown looms. Written by Anonymous

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Michael, he was a terrible gangster, his friends... are just ordinary See more »


Comedy | Crime

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

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This was would be one of only three movies scored by Blur frontman Damon Albarn. See more »


(at around 1h 8 mins) A driver opens his car door to have it torn off by a truck coming from behind him. Then the door is flying down the road, but the truck that hit it is nowhere to be seen. See more »


Noel Quigley: [after shooting up the Caravaggio painting to get the criminals] Fuck art!
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References Riverdance: The Show (1995) See more »


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Words & Music by Billy May / Conrad Gozzo
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Yma Sumac
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Lock Stock and Two Caravaggios
4 September 2001 | by KellyPSee all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie and watched it without preconceptions or expectations. Unlike many of your reviewers I enjoyed it hugely. But then, I haven't seen "The General". So whether comparison with that film is fair or not, I couldn't say.

But what none of your reviewers have pointed to is its structural resemblance to "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". ODC is not as original as that wonderful film, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it doesn't do a bad job in terms of wit or entertainment.

Spacey's casting is a bit bizarre, but works because of that and his geniality lifts the movie. Only Patrick Malahide takes character truly into the realms of caricature.

Overall ODC is an engaging and enjoyable romp of a film with some nice twists and plenty to enjoy in an undemanding sort of way.

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Release Date:

7 January 2000 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ordinary Decent Criminal See more »

Filming Locations:

Wicklow Mountains, Ireland See more »

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