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Wild About Harry (2000)

A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.


Declan Lowney


Colin Bateman (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Gleeson ... Harry McKee
Amanda Donohoe ... Ruth McKee
James Nesbitt ... Walter Adair
Adrian Dunbar ... J.J. MacMahon
Bronagh Gallagher ... Miss Boyle
Ruth McCabe ... Lily
Doon Mackichan ... Tara Adair (as Doon MacKichan)
Paul Barber ... Prof. Simmington
George Wendt ... Frankie
Henry Deazley Henry Deazley ... Billy McKee
Billy Donnelly Billy Donnelly ... Brendan
Irene Maxwell Irene Maxwell ... Old woman
Margaret D'Arcy Margaret D'Arcy ... Old woman
Magael MacLaughlin Magael MacLaughlin ... Young woman (as Magael MacLoughlin)
Terence Corrigan Terence Corrigan ... Shop assistant


Northern Irish TV chef Harry has a history of playing around, being drunk and fighting with his wife. On the eve of his divorce hearing, Harry is beaten up at a garage but goes to work the next day. Acting increasingly disorientated and unusual he finally slips into a coma. Coming out of the coma later, Harry thinks he is 18 and can't remember anything past that. His wife doesn't tell him what a total s*** he has been and tries to form him into a better person. But when Harry discovers his recent past he is shaken and tries to carry on as normal. Written by bob the moo

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Harry can't remember... what he's forgotten!


Romance | Comedy | Drama


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Walter Adair: Do yous mind? I'm trying to kill him.
[pointing his gun at Harry]
Ruth McKee: Would you butt out? I'm trying to say something very important here, and it isn't easy.
Walter Adair: Look, are you a lunatic? I have got a gun!
Ruth McKee: [kicks him in the groin]
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References The Waltons (1972) See more »


Performed by Charlotte
Written by Carlotte Kelly, Geoffrey Williams & Pamela Shayne
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Published by Hit & Run Music
c/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Big Life Music
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Gleeson is brilliant and overall a good plot
6 June 2005 | by hiproductionsSee all my reviews

This was a very good film. The humor is British which takes a bit of adjusting to but Gleeson's performance was perfect. He demonstrates that he can hold down a lead part while not necessarily fitting a Hollywood mold. The overall plot was good. The Gleeson character was a total jerk and as a result, he was surrounded by people that hated him thoroughly. Through a tragic injury, he has to start all over and has a very hard time figuring out why everyone around him is such a jerk to HIM, not realizing that he was living in a world of relationships that he built (or destroyed). From there, Harry has to start all over and work through the many difficulties/consequences of his previous life. Gleeson is brilliant, I really had to root for him the whole time. If this were available on DVD I would probably buy it.

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Release Date:

26 October 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Heikkona Harriin See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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