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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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Trivia

Notorious 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

Anthony O'Malley: And we are sad men, awaiting advice from a nine year old girl.
Tom Quirk: But we're big enough to accept that.
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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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Average comedy which fails to flow
22 May 2003 | by biggsesSee all my reviews

To surmise, this film involves two actors (Caine and Moran) trying to con a gangster. The plot is flimsy at best as several plot holes occur throughout. However this normally shouldn't matter as the comedy should carry a film like this. There are some genuinely funny bits (mostly provided by Dylan Moran). However, other times, there are long melodramatic scenes that fail to add anything to the movie. Caine's character seemed overdone to me. Especially at the start, he continually quotes Shakespeare and acts like a pompous actor. One could say he was playing the part properly but the character seemed to me flat and unfunny. Overall I would say see only if a fan of the actors involved. Otherwise wait for video or tv.


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Official Sites:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,742
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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