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Dead Bodies (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 25 April 2003 (Ireland)
The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

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Robert Quinn

Writer:

Derek Landy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Scott ... Tommy McGann
Katy Davis ... Jean Goodman
Eamonn Owens ... Billy
Darren Healy Darren Healy ... Noel
Kelly Reilly ... Viv McCormack
Jer O'Leary ... Mr. O'Leary
Des Nealon Des Nealon ... Mr. Kearns
Gerard McSorley ... Gordon Ellis (as Gerard Mcsorley)
Liz Quinn Liz Quinn ... Receptionist in Gym
Brendan O'Sullivan Brendan O'Sullivan ... Police Officer
Sean McGinley ... Detective Inspector Wheeler (as Seán Mcginley)
Frank Coughlan Frank Coughlan ... Desk Sergeant
Sarah Jane Drummey Sarah Jane Drummey ... Helen (as Sarah-Jane Drummey)
Alan Robinson Alan Robinson ... Police Officer in Coffee Shop
Breffni Winston Breffni Winston ... Police Officer in Coffee Shop (as Breffni Whiston)
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The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Every situation is a grave situation.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadavrele See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Dates on Garda security camera in one scene show 9 September 2003. In a subsequent scene, the date is 5 September 2003. See more »

Quotes

Noel: [shouts] Do you know how to tie a noose?
Tommy McGann: Shhhh
Noel: [whispers] Do you know how to tie a noose?
Tommy McGann: I thought you did.
Noel: How should I know?
Tommy McGann: I just thought it was something you would know.
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well there's not many Irish films around...
3 December 2007 | by mmnewtonSee all my reviews

Late night on BBC1, was on my way to bed but curiosity piqued at a contemporary-set Irish film so I stayed to watch for a few minutes and then stayed to the end. I have to admit that the main attraction was the only English actress, Kelly Reilly, who is stunning to look at.

This is billed as a black comedy, which is one of the hardest things to pull off. It should be the perfect blend of horror and horrible laughs so that in the end you don't know why you're laughing - for me Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985) is the best example. Dead Bodies is more black than comedy but the plot rattles along and spirals down towards further blackness. I didn't spot the final twists in the tale as some other posters here did so I was suitably surprised.

As a snapshot of the Irish film industry in 2003, it all seems rather worthy; it doesn't look like they spent too much on the making of it so it had a chance to make its money back. The script could've been a whole lot sharper but the acting was on the whole pretty good. I'm glad I watched it, flaws and all, tho I don't think I learnt much about Ireland today, especially their policing methods!


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