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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lehiff
... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall
... John
... Mick
Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus
... Oscar
... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy ... Helen
... Deirdre
John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore ... Seamus Ruane
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Life is what happens in between. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Dialeimma  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (United Kingdom), 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,936, 21 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$896,993, 6 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,856,298, 6 June 2013
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Trivia

The title derives from John describing his breakup with Deirdre. See more »

Quotes

Sally: Would you ever hurt me?
Oscar: No!
Sally: Neglect me?
Oscar: Never!
Sally: Shit on me?
Oscar: [pause] Do you want me to?
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Body Talk
Words and Music by Jolley, John, Swain and Ingram
Published by Sony/ATV Music, in arrangement with Elliot M Cohen for R & B Division and Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Imagination
Courtesy of The R & B Division Ltd
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Yet, another great Irish film
14 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Well, if you loved "Crash" (no not the David Cronenberg version, but the Academy Award winning Paul Haggis film) you'll love this Irish version of everyday Irish folk in everyday life, living everyday life interchanging and interacting, kind of like a Irish "six degrees" thing. Speaking of acting, what acting...Everyone is so "real" almost like a documentary, Oscars for All! Great camera work, it just flows so well together, great cast nice to see Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting, Gosford Park) again. Colin Ferrell is as intense as always, he is such fun to watch he's a great "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" actor. So if you enjoy great acting, a good story with some twists and turns check this one out. Other great Irish films are: Omagh(2004), Veronica Guerin(2003), Bloody Sunday(2002), The Commitments(1991), Waking Ned Divine(1998) and The Field(1990).

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