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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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Small town delinquents. Shady cops. Pretty good girls. And very, very, bad boys. 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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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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John Crowley's directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Henderson: [to himself] I am the boss. I have authority. You are the minion. You're beneath. I have the power. What do I have? I'm sorry, I didn't get that. Speak up. What do I have? That's right. That's absolutely... what the FUCK?
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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 »

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

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Bumble A Bumble B Bumble C Bumble D
Written by Nick Broughton and Simon Stone
Published by Mute Song Ltd
Performed by Fonda 500
Courtesy of Truck Records and The Village
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see this with someone who is as cynical as you
7 February 2005 | by See 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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