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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

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When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director:

Damien O'Donnell

Writers:

Jeffrey Caine (screenplay), Christian O'Reilly (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Robertson ... Michael Connolly
Alan King Alan King ... Tommy
Brenda Fricker ... Eileen
Ruth McCabe ... Annie
James McAvoy ... Rory O'Shea
Anna Healy Anna Healy ... Alice
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Con O'Shea
Sarah Jane Drummey Sarah Jane Drummey ... Girl in Pub
Rachel Hanna Rachel Hanna ... Girl in Pub
Emmet Kirwan ... Angry Man
Romola Garai ... Siobhan
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Nightclub Doorman
Stanley Townsend ... Interview Panelist
Derbhle Crotty Derbhle Crotty ... Interview Panelist
Donal Toolan Donal Toolan ... Interview Panelist
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Storyline

In Dublin, the crippled rebel Rory O'Shea moves to the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, affecting the lives of the residents. Rory is able to understand the unintelligible speech of Michael Connolly, who was left in the shelter by his prominent father many years ago due to his cerebral palsy, and they become close friends. Rory convinces Michael to move from Carrigmore to an apartment in Dublin, and they hire the gorgeous Siobhan to assist them. Living together with Rory, Michael faces a new world, finding friendship, love and freedom and learning to survive by his own. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Live life like you mean it.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

UK | Ireland | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£219,256 (United Kingdom), 17 October 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,079, 6 February 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,864, 20 February 2005
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film, mainly James McAvoy and Steven Robertson were scrutinised as Robertson and McAvoy's characters were disabled, but the actors weren't. See more »

Quotes

[to the other patients in the home, who view his effervescent introduction of himself with apathy or disapproval]
Rory: So is it *always* this much fun here? Or is today somebody's birthday?
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Soundtracks

Prima Ballerina
Written by Traditional
Performed by Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner
Arranged by Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner
From the TV Series Bagpuss (1974)
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wow what a great movie
26 January 2005 | by spf006See all my reviews

This film was amazing, it was extremely funny and moving. Damien O'Donnell and Jeffrey Caine have put together a great movie which will appeal to all ages. James McAvoy and Steven Robertson made this film brilliant. Their acting was excellent, there was this real lifelike feeling between them, that made you really believe they were the characters they were acting out. Romola Garai is amazingly gorgeous and brilliant in her role. The story of these two physically challenged people and their carer is well put over, and you really start to grow to know and feel for the characters as the movie goes on, it was especially upsetting at the end. I would recommend this movie to anyone that loves a truly heart felt movie, warning to the more sensitive viewer make sure you have tissues you will need them.

Again amazing film!!


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