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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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Cast

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Anthony O'Malley
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Tom Quirk
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Barreller
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Dolores
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Mrs. Magnani
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Jock
Aisling O'Sullivan ...
Rita
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Clive
Abigail Iversen ...
Mary
Michael Colgan ...
Audition Director
Deirdre Walsh ...
Camcorder Girl
Bill Hickey ...
Stage Doorkeeper
Veronica O'Reilly ...
Box Office Attendant
Paul Ward ...
Maurice - Usher
Brian McGuinness ...
Dermot - Usher
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
Actor in Richard III
Brian McGrath ...
Actor in Richard III
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Actor in Richard III
Annie Ryan ...
Actor in Richard III
Jude Sweeney ...
Actor in Richard III
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Actor in Richard III
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Actor in Richard III
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Stage Manager
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Bookseller
Sean Tracey ...
Chief Fireman
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Ronnie
Alvaro Lucchesi ...
Lesley
Damien O'Donnell ...
Waiter
Eamon Glancy ...
Magnani Hood 1
Donagh Deeney ...
Magnani Hood 2
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Alison Doody
Marty Whelan ...
Marty Whelan
Max Kane ...
Young Anthony O'Malley (scenesDeleted)
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Bumbling Usher
Peter Redmond ...
Auditioner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Conor McPherson

Written by

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Neil Jordan ... (story)
 
Conor McPherson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Elinor Day ... associate producer
John Erraught ... associate producer
Hanno Huth ... executive producer
Neil Jordan ... producer
Redmond Morris ... producer
Rod Stoneman ... executive producer
Romany Turner ... associate producer
Paul Webster ... executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

Music by

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Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Seamus McGarvey

Film Editing by

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Emer Reynolds

Editorial Department

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Gavin Buckley ... first assistant editor
Mary Casey ... assistant conforming editor
Steve Farman ... negative cutter
Sinéad McGoldrick ... assistant conforming editor
Declan McGrath ... conforming editor
Aidan O'Brien ... apprentice editor: dailies
Anna Maria O'Flanagan ... assistant editor
Janice Toomey ... second assistant editor
Jamie Turpin ... trainee conforming editor
Lee Twohey ... Dailies colourist
Martin Walsh ... color grader

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Mark Geraghty

Art Direction by

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Ciara Gormley

Set Decoration by

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Johnny Byrne

Costume Design by

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Consolata Boyle

Makeup Department

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Nuala Conway ... makeup artist
Grainne Daly ... trainee makeup artist
Neill Gorton ... prosthetic makeup designer
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Veronica McAleer ... hair designer (as Veronica Brebner) / makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Conor McAlistair ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tracey Josephs ... executive in charge of production
Des Martin ... production manager
Tricia Perrott ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Agnew ... first assistant director
Sandra Corbally ... third assistant director
Ian Doyle ... third assistant director
Catherine Dunne ... second assistant director
Sinéad Murphy ... trainee assistant director
Bairbre Quinn ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Russ Bailey ... construction manager
Aran Byrne ... props storeman
Stephen Byrne ... carpenter
Alan Cheevers ... master plasterer
Jenni Cooney ... graphic designer
Timothy Crimmins ... stagehand
Barry Cunningham ... carpenter
Manus Daly ... supervising carpenter
Stephen Daly ... assistant art director
Conor Devlin ... draughtsman
Shane Donnelly ... stagehand
Alan Dunne ... chargehand dressing props
Cos Egan ... props
Pascal Farrell ... carpenter (as Paschal Farrell)
Jimmy Gillen ... stand-by stagehand
Sinead Kavanagh ... art department assistant
Anthony Kelly ... chargehand stagehand
Paul Keogh ... chargehand carpenter
Daragh Lewis ... dressing props
Daniel Lyons ... painter
Jerome McDonnell ... dressing props trainee
Owen McKenna ... carpenter
Nuala McKernan ... stand-by props
Owen Murnane ... master painter
Gary O'Donnell ... stand-by painter
Eamonn O'Higgins ... property master
Laurence O'Toole ... scenic artist
David Oldman ... stand-by carpenter
Jenny Oman ... production buyer
Tommy Rennick ... carpenter
Edward Richardson ... master painter
William Richardson ... painter
Dave Wallace ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Alan Collins ... sound facility manager: ardmore sound
Neil Conlon ... sound recordist
Michelle Cunniffe ... re-recording mixer
Patrick Cutliffe ... assistant sound engineer
Caoimhe Doyle ... foley artist
Patrick Drummond ... sound consultant
John Fitzgerald ... re-recording mixer
Ian Johns ... sound trainee
Andrea King ... foley artist
Michael Lemass ... assistant dialogue editor
Jean McGrath ... sound recordist
Hugo Monks ... assistant sound editor / foley editor
Douglas Murray ... supervising sound editor
Conor O'Toole ... boom operator
Richard Quinn ... dialogue editor
Gerard Roche ... sound recordist (as Gerry Roche)
Simon J. Willis ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Aidan Byrne ... special effects technician
Brendan Byrne ... special effects coordinator
Kevin Byrne ... special effects technician
Paul Byrne ... special effects technician
Gerry P. Farrell ... special effects technician
P.J. Heraty ... special effects technician
Kevin Kearns ... special effects technician
Michael Kearns ... special effects technician
Jimmy Lumsden ... special effects technician
Pat Redmond ... special effects coordinator
Steve Scotton ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Andy Burrow ... digital lab operator
Luke Drummond ... visual effects operator
Drew Jones ... visual effects executive producer
Alasdair MacCuish ... digital lab producer
Harriet MacMillan ... visual effects operator
Irina Maldea ... conform trainee
Anna Melly ... visual effects producer
Joanna Nodwell ... visual effects producer (as Jo Nodwell)
Tom Partridge ... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Gavin Toomey ... compositing artist
Sophia Tufail ... digital paint artist

Stunts

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Laura Fox ... stunts
Dominick Hewitt ... stunts
Phil Lonergan ... stunts
Giedrius Nagys ... stunt double: Dylan Moran / stunt rigger
Donal O'Farrell ... stunt coordinator
Gary Robinson ... stunts
Alan Walsh ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Garret Baldwin ... gaffer: Ireland
Ciarán Barry ... additional photographer
Stephen Carthy ... electrician
Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh ... practical electrician
Cian de Buitléar ... additional photographer (as Cian De Buitléir)
Richard Donnelly ... focus puller (as Richie Donnelly)
John Dunne ... additional camera grip
Paul Edwards ... steadicam operator
Addo Gallagher ... electrician
Malcolm Huse ... camera grip
Dave Keogh ... electrician
Clare McGrath ... video assist operator
Drew Meldon ... stand-by rigger
James Merrigan ... rigger
Cormac O'Maille ... camera trainee (as Cormac O'Omáille)
Shane O'Neill ... additional camera team
Peter O'Toole ... generator operator
Eoin Reilly ... rigger
Robbie Reilly ... chargehand rigger (as Robert Reilly)
Lee Walters ... supervising gaffer
John Watters ... clapper loader

Casting Department

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Lisa Kelly ... extras casting
Rebecca Roper ... additional casting: Ireland

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lyndie MacIntyre ... wardrobe assistant
Ciara McArdle ... wardrobe assistant
Rhona McGuirke ... wardrobe supervisor
Keelin O'Síochain ... assistant costume designer
Gary Rooney ... costume trainee
Maggie Scobbie ... chief costume cutter

Location Management

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John Paul LeBon ... location assistant
Paddy McCarney ... location manager
Evelyn O'Neill ... location assistant
Seamus Porter ... location scout
Edmund Sampson ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Austin Ince ... music recording engineer
Ryu Kawashima ... assistant music recording engineer
Andy Keenan ... orchestrator (as Andrew Keenan)
Michael Nyman ... conductor
Paul Richardson ... assistant music recording engineer
Jon Stevenson ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Renee Burke ... script supervisor (as Renée Foley Burke)

Transportation Department

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Dave Beakhurst ... assistant action vehicle coordinator
Stephen Carroll ... action vehicle coordinator

Additional Crew

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Mariangela Angelucci ... assistant: Stephen Woolley
Miriam Cahill ... assistant: Mr. Morris and Mr. McPherson
Aoife Cassidy ... production assistant
Clare Cunningham ... assistant accountant / post-production accountant
Steven Davenport ... production trainee
Wendy Ellerker ... production accountant
Mel Gallagher ... cashier
Mary Gilroy ... assistant coordinator
Gerry Grennell ... dialogue coach
Lisa Kelly ... crowd coordinator
Cian McDonald ... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Anneliese O'Callaghan ... production coordinator
Andrew O'Malley ... stand-in: Michael Caine
Peter Ogunsalu ... assistant: Mr. Woolley
Anna Raynsford ... unit publicist
Caitriona Ward ... unit publicist

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Thick as thieves. Only thicker. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Les acteurs (France)
  • Артистите (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Oi ithopoioi (Greece)
  • Οι ηθοποιοί (Greece)
  • A nagy alakítás (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP226,860, 18 May 2003

Did You Know?

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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 »
Soundtracks Could It Be Love? 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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