6.1/10
1,603
26 user 13 critic

The Actors (2003)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 May 2003 (UK)
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

Director:

Conor McPherson

Writers:

Neil Jordan (story), Conor McPherson (screenplay)
Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Jeremy Northam, Rob Brydon
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Ireland they say it takes just three alcoholics to keep a small bar running in a country town. But what if you've only got two?

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Stars: Ruth Bradley, Dylan Moran, David Pearse
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Megan Pillay is on call for 24 hours when a young man, Martin, is admitted from a road traffic accident. She is determined to save him, but her colleagues are not so sure.

Director: Helena Smith
Stars: Lena Headey, Michael Luxton, Larissa Murray
Own the Sky (2019)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Self-flight heroes Nelson Tyler & Bill Suitor, join forces with rookie David Mayman on his gravity defying quest to build & fly the world's first Jet Pack.

Director: Gregory Read
Stars: David Mayman, Saschi Mayman, William Suitor
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt
Shadow Run (1998)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Haskell (Sir Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high-security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Reeve
Stars: Michael Caine, James Fox, Matthew Pochin
Shiner (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber
The Debtors (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

This is a comedy about a group of people with various addictions who meet up at the tables in Las Vegas.

Director: Evi Quaid
Stars: Michael Caine, Randy Quaid, Catherine McCormack
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The tide is slowly coming in and Finn, a worthless low-rent hood, has been dropped on an isolated beach, his feet set in concrete. Finn's misery is compounded when Jack, a hard and edgy ... See full summary »

Director: William Sinclair
Stars: Dylan Moran, Gerard McSorley, Marem Hassler
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman moves to 17th century Amsterdam and hires a mysterious local miniaturist to furnish the dollhouse she received from her merchant husband as present, but the lifelike miniatures somehow start eerily foreshadowing her fate.

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Romola Garai, Hayley Squires
Ropewalk (2000)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An ensemble romantic comedy chronicling the lives of a group of twenty-somethings that deals with adolescence of growing up and the realities that life has to offer, set on the island of Nantucket.

Director: Matt Brown
Stars: Jayce Bartok, Nathan Bexton, Michael Buie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Anthony O'Malley
Dylan Moran ... Tom Quirk
Michael Gambon ... Barreller
Lena Headey ... Dolores
Miranda Richardson ... Mrs. Magnani
Michael McElhatton ... Jock
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Rita
Ben Miller ... Clive
Abigail Iversen Abigail Iversen ... Mary
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Audition Director
Deirdre Walsh Deirdre Walsh ... Camcorder Girl
Bill Hickey Bill Hickey ... Stage Doorkeeper
Veronica O'Reilly Veronica O'Reilly ... Box Office Attendant
Paul Ward ... Maurice - Usher
Brian McGuinness ... Dermot - Usher
Edit

Storyline

Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thick as thieves. Only thicker.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Germany | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy alakítás See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,742
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Notoious prankster Simon Delaney frequently made phone calls to the producers, impersonating Sir Michael Caine, telling them how much he loved working with Writer and Director Conor McPherson. It wasn't until the premiere screening that many of the production staff discovered that the phone calls weren't made by Sir Michael. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) When Magnani finally confronts Tony and Tom in their dressing room, the mic is visible above Tom's head. See more »

Quotes

Jock: What about this actor you were helping?
[the concealed O'Malley gasps]
Jock: What the fuck is that about?
Tom Quirk: [as Barreller] He wouldn't know anything. All he knew is that I owed money to somebody. Everybody owes money to someone. Anyway he's a moron. And the Tucker can't act!
[O'Malley spittakes]
See more »

Soundtracks

Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fantastically funny film, low budget but brilliant
24 June 2003 | by murphyalanSee all my reviews

This film is a joy to watch and should do well on DVD and video. I suppose you really have to be Irish to appreciate the some of the subtlties such as accent, colloquialisms and the dress sense of some of the characters but let me assure you that when Dylan Moran impersonates 'Barreler' the impersonation is quite familiar to most people from Dublin because we have many characters in our fine city that look, act and talk like that! The sheer simple comedy employed and Michael Caines genius acting alone are worth the money but on top of this the plot is great, the script is fantastic and the dialogue fast moving and catchy. A perfect light entertainment movie without the madcap humour of Jim Carrey.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed