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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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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 phonecalls to the producers, impersonating Michael Caine, telling them how much he loved working with director Conor McPherson. It wasn't until the premiere screening that many of the production staff discovered that the phonecalls weren't made by Michael himself. 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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Michael Caine. A comic wonder.
29 January 2004 | by ichobodcraneSee all my reviews

At first I thought this film was going to annoy me.It was as though I had seen this movie somewhere before. The disillusioned hero, the father figure and the 9 year old sister who is older and wiser than her years (see Gregory's girl), but then, not 15 minutes in, it became a laugh out loud, comic gem of a movie. Dylan Moran (who I thought was just going to bug me) was excellent. As was Mr Gambon and the mad Scottish hitman. Lena Headey was extremely sexy. For half of the film I was trying to remember where I'd seen her before. The Parole officer. She has the most amazing smile. But clearly the true hero of this film is Mr Caine. This man should do much more comedy. This ranks alongside some of his best comedy roles (Without a Clue, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). He is a pleasure to watch in all of his scenes but especially the end.

No one can quite say f**k the way Michael can.


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