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Adam & Paul (2004)

Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Murphy ...
Paul
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Adam
Gavin Dowdall ...
Boy at Flats 1
Luke Keeler ...
Boy at Flats 2
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Martin's Voice
Laurie Morton ...
Woman on Bus 1
Sylvia Murray ...
Woman on Bus 2
Gary Egan ...
Georgie
Dylan Grimes ...
Georgie Jnr
Shelby Clarke ...
Girl with plaits
Deirdre Molloy ...
Marian
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Orla
Paul Roe ...
Wayne
Thomas Farrell ...
Sleeping Bag Boy
Pierre Rodgers ...
Man in car
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Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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While shooting this movie, the director also had to keep shooting commercial video clips, his regular money job, because of the very low film budget. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Spin-off Prosperity (2007) See more »

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A Brillian Modern Irish Movie
13 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a touching and frank portrayal of a day in the life of two Dublin junkies called Adam and Paul and their modern day "odessy" around Dublin, a Dublin not often seen on screen.

Adam and Paul have reached rock bottom and spend their entire day walking around Dublin trying to beg, borrow or steal enough money to secure their next fix. There are some bittersweet moments of comedy that come from tragedy in it's rawest form with both of the lead actors turning in excellent performances as the down and out Adam and Paul.

The fact that the film makers manage to get the audience on the side of Adam and Paul is a testament to how well written and acted a piece this is. It's hard not to empathise with them as they struggle to find their next fix.

This is a story that will stay with you.


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