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An Everlasting Piece (2000)

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Colm (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic, and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead, they ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry McEvoy
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

Colm (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic, and George (Brian O'Byrne) 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 (Sir Billy Connolly), 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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Taglines:

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

Mr. Black: [angry] Look, I told you: I don't know who you've been talking to but he's a fucking liar! You'll find no herpes here!
Colm: [surprised] Herpes?
Mr. Black: That's what you said.
George: No sir.
[points to his head]
George: Hair pieces.
Mr. Black: Oh. I thought you said 'herpes'.
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Connections

Features The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure (with Queen)
Performed by David Bowie
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A movie about more than friendship
25 December 2004 | by horseradishfarmSee all my reviews

Everyone I've told about this movie loves it. It says a lot about friendship, love (parental, fraternal, egocentric, altruistic) and about a country bifurcated by war and misunderstanding. As usual, with movies made in Ireland and Britain, the humor is broad and subtle at the same time and even the very minor characters are fully drawn. If ever there was a time for this film it's now. With surreal humor (although what is surreal these days?) it explores the meaning of hate, love, war and forgiveness. It is a movie about common lives that are circumscribed by conflict and about the way people cope with impossible and untenable situations: with the way, in short, that they survive. And it's funny! Billy Connelly as "Scalper" is, as usual, over the top in the best sense.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

An Everlasting Piece See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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