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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)
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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 Paul Ward ... Maurice - Usher
Brian McGuinness ... Dermot - Usher
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

Thick as thieves. Only thicker.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£226,860 (United Kingdom), 18 May 2003, Limited Release
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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]
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Soundtracks

Could It Be Love?
Orchestrated by The Michael Nyman Band
Performed by Dylan Moran and Lena Headey
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User Reviews

You'll enjoy it almost as much as the cast obviously did
2 January 2004 | by chris139See all my reviews

Right, for a start, I liked it. It was funny, It was farcical; Michael Caine and Dylan Moran threw themselves into their roles with such obvious glee, that I found it impossible not to be swayed by this film despite its many obvious flaws. The musical score just didn't seem appropriate; a number of the scenes appeared irrelevant and a little clunky; it just is not perfectly crafted and does appear cobbled together at times. But, and its a big but, its just funny. It just is - Michael Caine is wonderful as the neverhasbeen, entirely self absorbed O'Malley. While Moran handles his (definately more challenging) role with an almost nonchalent ease - a superb actor and one to watch in the future me thinks. In summary, and despite its flaws, if you don't laugh at this nice little film then your a bigger cynic than me - and you have my pity!


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