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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.

Director:

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 USA:

$39,936, 21 March 2004

Gross USA:

$896,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,856,298
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Sally: Have I got a ronnie?
Mick: A what?
Sally: A ronnie, moustache, like?
Mick: Show.
[pause]
Mick: Well you're no Tom Selleck, but...
Sally: Ah, go fuck yourself.
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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

Out of Control
Music and Words by U2
Published by Universal Music Publishing BV
Except Blue Mountain Music Ltd
Mother Music (IRL)
Performed by U2
Produced by Steve Lillywhite
(p) 1980 Island Records Ltd
Courtesy of Universal Music International BV
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see this with someone who is as cynical as you
7 February 2005 | by hitchingskSee all my reviews

to be honest, the first scene sums this movie up, it's a punch in the face. you have to have a very dry sense of humor to like this movie, i don't think it was made for the usual "american" market. our culture is geared toward in your face comedy, like old school or dodge ball, where subtle darker humor about everyday life gets lost. husbands leave wives, people get fired from terrible jobs, and in general have crappy lives. but it is up to us to enjoy what we have, and finding the strength to keep on going no matter what, and this movie is like that. it has an all star cast, from Colin Farrell to Colm Meany, Shirley Henderson to Cillian Murphy they all shine like the stars they are.


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