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The growing relationship of two people who travel through Ireland in a series of stolen cars.


Aisling Walsh


Aisling Walsh


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Credited cast:
Jim Bartley Jim Bartley ... Tony
Andrew Connolly ... Perky Rice
Deirdre Donoghue Deirdre Donoghue ... Dolores Flynn
Martin Dunne Martin Dunne ... Vocalist
Stuart Dunne Stuart Dunne ... Hank, the Barman
Gerard Mannix Flynn Gerard Mannix Flynn ... Thug in Men's Room
Otto Jarman Otto Jarman ... Second American Sailor
John Kavanagh ... Manager
Barry Keane Barry Keane ... Gang Leader
David Kelly ... Daniel
Doreen Keogh ... Nun
Patricia Kerrigan Patricia Kerrigan ... Mary Flynn
Chris Kneavey Chris Kneavey ... Band Member
Sean Lawlor ... Thug in Men's Room
Eanna MacLiam Eanna MacLiam ... Perky's Pal in Pub


The growing relationship of two people who travel through Ireland in a series of stolen cars.

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14 October 1988 (Ireland) See more »

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Dublin, Ireland

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Flawed realism in pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland
29 April 2001 | by analoguebubblebathSee all my reviews

Scenery: For the first twenty minutes or so "Joyriders" portrays pre-prosperous grimy late 1980s Dublin , this soon gives rise to more uplifting locations; nasty little rural Ireland and Billie Whitelaw's tea dances.

The protagonists: Mary is fiery and short-tempered while Perky has a desperate sense of adventure (revolving around car theft). Ultimately this brings them closer together.

Conclusion: The stilted performances of the whole cast makes for uneven viewing. The characters are unengaging and poorly developed. Even the somewhat upbeat and tidy climax does not brighten up this oddly humourless tale.


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