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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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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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We all need heroes

Genres:

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

When Jonjo goes to the cinema near the end, a Big Daddy poster can be seen. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mickybo: Beazer!
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Connections

References Give My Head Peace (1998) See more »

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the world through two children's eyes
20 November 2006 | by EmerencianoSee all my reviews

The world could be much better and easier if the children were heard or if they could speak more. The real world problems and boring routine are fantasy and dream for the kids.

Mickybo and JonJo are two of these young beings who simply don't see the things the way we adults too. They love cinema and have a special passion for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. After watching their heroes at the movie theatre they see daily life as a scenery for the adventures they create on their fresh minds.

They live in Belfast, a beautiful city that is unfortunately terrorized by bombs and religious division. They live on opposite sites of the place, but the imagination and sense of adventure they share make their friendship develop fast. This is a nice film that makes us see the hard reality through the eyes of these kids who do their best to make their dreams come true. We learn a lesson out of it: we should never stop dreaming.


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Country:

UK | France | Ireland

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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