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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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John Crowley

Writer:

Mark O'Rowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Lehiff
Kerry Condon ... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall
Cillian Murphy ... John
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick
Derry Power Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus
David Wilmot ... Oscar
Owen Roe ... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Helen
Kelly Macdonald ... Deirdre
John Rogan John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Small town delinquents. Shady cops. Pretty good girls. And very, very, bad boys. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derang See more »

Filming Locations:

County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Farrell performs "I Fought The Law" over the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Lehiff: 'Cause when there's something there...
Café Waitress: Some chemistry.
Lehiff: Right! Who knows where the sparks will lead? An' a fella like myself, a stranger could just be a bit of fun in the sack, no more than that. Or, and it's not that crazy, your soul mate, eh?
Café Waitress: Yeah, you've got a point.
Lehiff: On the otherhand, I could just be a thief or something.
Café Waitress: What do you mean?
Lehiff: Some villain, just waiting for my chance to
[punches her]
Lehiff: smack your jaw and rob the register while the place is empty.
[jumps counter, robs register]
[...]
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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 »

Soundtracks

Different God
Written by Calum MacColl and Boo Hewerdine
Published by Zomba Music Publishing Ltd and Chrysalis Music Ltd
Performed by Brian Kennedy
Courtesy of 19 Management Ltd
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Great Great and Great!
15 July 2006 | by victoria-85See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I laughed and laughed. It held me intrigued and wasn't a chore to watch or follow the story line. This movie dared to do what many others don't - very un-PC in places. Good on them for making such a refreshing movie. Sure we've seen many elements of the story line before and could anticipate many of the outcomes but I don't think this detracted from it at all. Great to see so many well known actors in different roles too. And demonstrating their acting talent by creating believable Irish accents. I did wonder if Colin Farrell had to practice his mother tongue after being in the USA for so long - seems he did OK though. I would definitely watch this again and recommend it whole heartedly to others.


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