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Disco Pigs (2001)

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A twisted rite of passage.

Director:

Kirsten Sheridan

Writers:

Enda Walsh (play), Enda Walsh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elaine Cassidy ... Runt - Sinead
Cillian Murphy ... Pig - Darren
Sarah Gallagher Sarah Gallagher ... 5 Year Old Runt
Charles Bark Charles Bark ... 5 Year Old Pig (as Charles Bark-Frisby)
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ... Pig's Mam - Bernie
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Runt's Mam - Eileen
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Runt's Dad - Gerry
Darren Healy Darren Healy ... Marky
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ... Mags
Michael Rawley Michael Rawley ... Foxy
Eoghan Harris Eoghan Harris ... Headmaster - Mr. Keane
Dawn Bradfield Dawn Bradfield ... Counsellor
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Mrs. Monroe
Derry Power Derry Power ... Old Man in Bus
Mark Doherty ... Salesman
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Storyline

Pig and Runt - born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by blood. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are also partners in crime, with an appetite for recklessness, exploration and destruction. But days before their 17th birthday the perfect balance of their world begins to shift. Pig's sexual awakening and increasing jealousy begins to threaten the private universe they have spent their lives constructing. Unable to contemplate the loss of Runt, Pig's unpredictable nature spirals out of control in a trail of violence. The invisible thread between them is stretched to breaking point, the inseparable are about to separate, and which one will survive depends on which one can break free. Written by Anonymous

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90 minutes you'll never forget

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Kirsten Sheridan

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Obession See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second song played during the credits called "So New" was written and performed by Cillian Murphy, who played Pig. See more »

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During the flashback to Sinéad being spanked by her father Ger Canning can be heard commentating on a hurling game between Cork and Kilkenny, mentioning the names of DJ Carey, Henry Shefflin, Charlie Carter and Diarmuid O' Sullivan, who would only played with and against each other in 1999 at the earliest. The flashback was obviously intended to have been set long before then. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Runt: Once upon a time, before there was any blue, I'd take a long long nap in a brand new home. This place, it's like I make up my mind to stay in this lovely warm pink room. The thumpity thump of the heart. My only true path. I tell the noisy world outside to fuck off with all your play-actin', for Runt. She go no where, for no one. That was a time when silence was some sort of friend.
Runt: But then my mom would heave and wake all inside. And Runt, she wakes up, cause a baby can't stay ...
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Oh god.
17 November 2011 | by i-am-a-lesbianSee all my reviews

Up until the first nightclub scene, this movie was superb. Flawless opening, beautiful relationship between the two main characters and most importantly, the dialog was understandable and interesting. Pig and Runt, childhood friends are trouble-making teenagers who are experiencing issues during adolescence. Pig is insane and destructive and probably has a mental disorder of some sort and Runt is rational, calm, tolerates Pig's violence and stands there smiling as he smashes bottles in a liquor store with an iron pole and proceeds to pulverize the cashier's head with a bottle. Only THEN does she say anything at all. I REALLY liked the opening. I had high hopes for Disco Pigs when the holding- hands sequence was shown when the pair were infants up until the present, when they held hands at night through a hole in the wall(?). But from there it just starts getting worse and spirals into making me feel really embarrassed for the main characters because of how bad it was.

Firstly, Cillian Murphy has a TERRIBLE accent. Half the time I couldn't understand it and it didn't sound Irish at all which was strange because he IS Irish. It seems like he overacted a lot in this movie and I was really trying to like it because Cillian Murphy is one of my favorite actors. However I simply couldn't like this because of his awful accent and him acting like a angry retarded (in its most accurate sense) child.

Secondly, well, the dialog gets really bad. The lines "You and me! Pig and Runt! Runt and Pig! King and Queen! You and me BABES!" Were used at least 5 times in the movie. Jesus Christ. And there's more. The sparkling dialog includes hilariously bad lines like:

Runt:"Where are we going Pig?" Pig:"(bad accent)DIS PLACE."

Pig:"Happy birthday Runt!" (1 minute later) Pig: "Happy birthday Runt!"

I know Pig and Runt are supposed to be intense, reckless, us-against- the-world romantic madmen types but its hard to appreciate their screwed up relationship when you have no idea what's going on.


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