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Adam & Paul (2004)

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

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writer:

Mark O'Halloran
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Cast

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The two lead actors, Tom Murphy who plays Paul (the short one) and Mark O'Halloran who plays Adam (the tall one), were told by the local Garda ( Irish Police) to leave the set as the Garda thought they were real junkies looking to steal items from the set. See more »

Goofs

In the encounter with the Bulgarian (33:00 to 33:45), when our men splash him with milk, the splash on his leather jacket changes and dis / reappears from shot to shot. 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 Emma DSee 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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