Colm is a Catholic, and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead, they became business partners. After ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry McEvoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry McEvoy ... Colm
Brían F. O'Byrne ... George
Anna Friel ... Bronagh
Pauline McLynn ... Gerty
Ruth McCabe ... Mrs. O'Neill
Laurence Kinlan ... Mickey
Billy Connolly ... Scalper
Des McAleer Des McAleer ... Mr. Black
Colum Convey Colum Convey ... IRA Man
Ian Cregg Ian Cregg ... Milker
David Pearse ... Comrade
Seamus Ball Seamus Ball ... Mr. Duggan
Enda Oates ... Detective
Des Braiden ... Vicar
George Shane George Shane ... Billy King
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Colm is a Catholic, and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead, they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper, to sell them his leads, the two embark on a series of house calls - always in neighborhoods that are dangerous for one or the other partner. Then they find out they may lose their exclusive wig distributorship to competitors. Through a series of comic twists, the pair are given large orders for wigs by both sides of the Protestant and Catholic conflict. Should they compromise their principles in order to keep their business? Will it destroy their friendship? Could one of their wigs in the hands of the I.R.A. actually put one or both of them in jail, or even get them killed? Written by Miles Fowler

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Piece on Earth.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Producer Jerome O'Connor filed a ten million dollar lawsuit against DreamWorks for effectively burying this movie so as not to offend the British government. DreamWorks head Steven Spielberg was rumored to receive an honor from H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II, but a wide release of this movie (which lampoons the U.K. government's treatment of Northern Ireland) would have scuppered that. Consequently, this movie was released in just six cinemas, and Spielberg got his honor. See more »

Quotes

Scalper: The scrotum is the devil's tobacco pouch!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure (with Queen)
Performed by David Bowie
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User Reviews

 
If you don't love the Irish, find another movie.
7 March 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"An Everlasting Piece" is a lively, smart little comedy which tells of two barbers in 1980's Belfast, one Prot and the other Catholoic, who start a toupee business and struggle to succeed against the adversity of a divided Ireland, commercial competition, and their own religious/political alignments. "AEP" is solid throughout with fresh faces, a good musical score, a clever and spunky story, lots of wry Irish wit and a few poignant moments too. Not your usual slappy-sticky comedy fare, "AEP" will appeal most to those who appreciate wry comedic subtleties. If you don't love the Irish, find another movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,128, 25 December 2000

Gross USA:

$75,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,228
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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