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The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)

The Boys from County Clare (original title)
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In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland.

Director:

John Irvin

Writer:

Nicholas Adams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Hill ... John Joe
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ... Maisie
Andrea Corr ... Anne
Stephen Brennan ... Miko
Eamonn Owens ... Pat
Malachy Bourke Malachy Bourke ... Ben
Brendan O'Hare Brendan O'Hare ... Brendan
Ian Shaw ... Johnny
Leslie Bingham Leslie Bingham ... Leslie
Colm Meaney ... Jimmy
Shaun Evans ... Teddy
Philip Barantini ... Alex
Frank Twomey Frank Twomey ... Roger
Emmet Kirwan ... Clive
Noel Bridgeman Noel Bridgeman ... Drummer
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Storyline

It's the mid 1960s. With a long tradition of Irish music in their bloods, middle aged John Joe McMahon and younger Jimmy McMahon, two of three brothers, grew up in County Clare, Ireland. They have long been estranged, their falling out over a woman. John Joe, still living in County Clare, has never married, while Jimmy, who long left County Clare to live in Liverpool, is on wife number five and probably counting. As fiddlers, they each lead their own ceili band, following those strict musical conventions in which they were raised. As such, Jimmy's talented flautist, Teddy, exasperates him if only because of Teddy being musically influenced by among others The Beatles. John Joe's band has won the best ceili band competition at the prestigious annual Irish music festival three years running. This year, Jimmy's band will also be in attendance for the first time. John Joe and Jimmy do not want to see each other and do whatever they can to ensure the other does not make it to the festival.... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Listen to your heart.

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Ireland | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys & Girl from County Clare See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,856, 13 March 2005

Gross USA:

$142,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,869
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 1965. See more »

Goofs

The film is supposedly set in the early 60's when the Beatles were a beat band. Yet we see an English car with an H registration - not issued until August 1969. Alex and Teddy also mention Kevin Keegan signing for Liverpool. This did not happen until 1971. See more »

Quotes

John Joe: [to the hippies] Ah, you're musicians, is it?
Hippie Girl: Yeah, we all play the bad ron.
John Joe: You mean the bodhran
[pronounced BOUGH-ron]
John Joe: .
Hippie Girl: Yeah, the BAD RON.
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Connections

References The Mission (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Irish Washerwoman
Traditional
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User Reviews

 
Fun Movie to Watch
2 December 2007 | by jaytosh522See all my reviews

I hadn't seen the movie until this spring, and put it on my DVR to watch again and again. I thought the movie was very well acted and put together. The scenery was beautiful and the locations were authentic. The plot flowed and there were a few twists which kept the movie moving right along without losing my interest. Colm Meany and Bernard Hill were great, and the rest of the cast did a fine job. Watch for the twist at the end that is really a lot of fun. I had never seen Charlotte Bradley before and thought she portrayed an Irish mother very well. Andrea Corr did a great job as an actress, and really shone as a musician and a comedian. The movie captured the time it was set in (60's) very well. Watch this movie and enjoy it.


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