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Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2005 (UK)
The film 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.

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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Joesph Mcneill ... Mickybo
... Jonjo
... Mickybo's Ma
... Jonjo's Da
... Mickybo's Da
... Jonjo's Ma
... Torch Woman
... Auntie Rita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Adair ... Elderly Wife
Hannah Carnegie ... Niamh
Patricia Carson ... Annie
Brendan Caskey ... Gank
Charlie Clarke ... Fartface
Maria Connolly ... Travel Agent Lady
... Policeman 1
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Storyline

Based on the play of the same name the film 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, with the consequence that they run away to Australia. Written by John Snelling

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We all need heroes

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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UIP [Ireland]

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25 March 2005 (UK)  »

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Mickybo & Me  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,475 (United Kingdom), 1 April 2005, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1970. See more »

Goofs

The theatre is obviously on the Protestant side of the bridge. Catholic bullies will not cross the bridge at the beginning of the film, but are routinely seen at the theatre. They even tell the Protestant at the theatre to go back to his own side of the bridge, implying that it is on the Catholic side. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mickybo: Beazer!
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Connections

Features Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Excellent Movie
10 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Great movie, great acting, fantastically filmed. Sums up the paradox of growing up in Belfast in the early seventies, of wanting to just be a normal boy doing the things boys do but having everything else going on around you shaping how you should think. The way the boys dressed and spoke is spot on for the time. Most of the story though could be set anywhere about the two young boys wanting to escape, don't be put off because it has Northern Ireland accents or is locally made. Recommend to anyone, everything from the performances to the script is top class. I'm glad it stayed local and wasn't produced by an American studio who would have wanted to make it into a mushy totally family film. Can't wait to buy it on DVD, does anyone know when the release date is?


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