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Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2005 (UK)
This movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.

Director:

Terry Loane

Writers:

Terry Loane (screenplay), Owen McCafferty (play)
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Credited cast:
John Joesph Mcneill John Joesph Mcneill ... Mickybo
Niall Wright ... Jonjo
Julie Walters ... Mickybo's Ma
Ciarán Hinds ... Jonjo's Da
Adrian Dunbar ... Mickybo's Da
Gina McKee ... Jonjo's Ma
Susan Lynch ... Torch Woman
Laine Megaw ... Auntie Rita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Adair Barbara Adair ... Elderly Wife
Hannah Carnegie Hannah Carnegie ... Niamh
Patricia Carson Patricia Carson ... Annie
Brendan Caskey Brendan Caskey ... Gank
Charlie Clarke Charlie Clarke ... Fartface
Maria Connolly Maria Connolly ... Travel Agent Lady
Chris Corrigan ... Policeman 1
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Storyline

Based on the play of the same name, this movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia. Written by John Snelling

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie takes place in 1970. See more »

Goofs

The train that passes under the Tate's Avenue bridge at the start of the film (in the impressive aerial shot) is of a type not introduced on the Northern Ireland Railways network until 1974. It is also sporting a recent colour scheme which places it at the start of the current century. See more »

Quotes

Mickybo's Da: Anyway, he's had nothing new for ages.
Mickybo's Ma: Aye, I know how he feels.
Mickybo's Da: Didn't I get you those washing gloves you wanted.
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Features Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Poignant and funny
14 July 2005 | by darapkelSee all my reviews

The story is basically that of two young boys in Belfast in the summer of 1970 who come from opposite sides of the sectarian divide. Obsessed with the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, they decide to run away to Australia and leave their problems behind.

I've seen this film twice and would happily watch it again. The two young main characters, Jonjo and Mickybo, are wonderfully cast and the story dwells on their friendship and their need to escape their lives rather than being just another film about the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The cast is excellent, Adrian Dunbar being a standout as the wastrel father. The film is definitely a crowd pleaser but the story is good enough to avoid being corny or sentimental.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2005 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$456,150
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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