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Accelerator (2000)

A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster, who desires the first man's girl friend. The two ... See full summary »

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Vinny Murphy
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2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Sinclair Blyth ... Johnny T
Gavin Kelty Gavin Kelty ... Whacker
Aisling O'Neill Aisling O'Neill ... Louise
Sorcha Gleadhill Sorcha Gleadhill ... Boo
Mary Murray ... Sharon
Jeff O'Toole Jeff O'Toole ... Anto
Mark Dunne Mark Dunne ... Crunchy
Georgina McKevitt ... Rachel
Mary-Ellen O'Hara Mary-Ellen O'Hara ... Ripley (as Mary Ellen McCartan)
Philip Richey Philip Richey ... Spock
Gerard Jordan ... Gash
Niamh O'Donnell Niamh O'Donnell ... Bobby
Chris Corrigan ... Hood 1
Packy Lee ... Hood 2
Rachel Tucker Rachel Tucker ... Nurse
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A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster, who desires the first man's girl friend. The two decide to settle the situation with a race run with 12 of their friends. The trick is that they have to steal the cars for the race. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Action | Comedy

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In many of the scenes the dialogue doesn't line up with the characters mouth movements; sometimes with dialogue with no movement at all. The would indicate post-production overdubbing possibly due to help with dialect differences between the UK and US viewers. See more »

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At around 1:16:47 camera tracks are clearly visible in a shot of the border point. See more »

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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Where's Burt?
28 July 2000 | by ilja-2See all my reviews

Saw "Gone in Sixty Seconds" this week, one week after watching "Accelerator". Both films about stealing cars and driving very fast. But whereas this is only the beginning in Accelerator, GiSS never proceeds beyond that given. If you like Trainspotting, Bernie, Lock, Stock, go watch this film.

When after the first half you get the feeling this is Cannonball run without Burt Reynolds, the second half will seriously surprise you. This film is about pain, about lack of opportunity, about lack of control and about despair more than anything else, with some pretty great action sequences mixed in. The pace is stunning, and even in the more tranquil moments there is an underlying tension that holds you in its grip. Great film, best one sofar this year.


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Official Sites:

Clarence Pictures [Ireland]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Padlógáz See more »

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