Tom Murphy (Paul) and Mark O'Halloran (Adam) were told by the local Garda Síochána, the Irish police, to leave the set as they thought that the two of them were real junkies looking to steal items from the set. See more »
When Adam is high on heroin and lying down on a street bench (1hr07), the closeup of his eye shows a partially dilated pupil. Heroin would cause the pupils to contract to pinpricks. See more »
Everybody in the world ought to know that. Yet there are still people who do. Adam and Paul proves this as well as showing the hopeless deprivation homeless junkies exist in. It's not depressing, unless you're a junkie yourself and are heading in that direction.
In the course of one single day, Adam and Paul try to scam their way through hunger, friends and their relentless need for more heroin. They are clueless, zombified and about as dead as living people get. It's hard to feel sorry for them, in fact you'll probably feel as much contempt for them as their former friends (hardly first-class citizens themselves) do when they show up and mooch.
If you think your life is crap then you need only to compare it to Adam and Paul to cheer yourself up. And if you were ever tempted by drugs then this film ought to put you off that curiosity.
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