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Six Shooter (2004)

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

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Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Gleeson ... Donnelly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
David Wilmot ... Man
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Woman
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Chief Guard
Domhnall Gleeson ... Cashier
David Murray ... Doctor
Tadgh Conroy Tadgh Conroy ... Young Kid
David Pearse ... Short Man
Ann McFarlane Ann McFarlane ... Donnelly's Wife
John Wallace John Wallace ... Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet Richard Nisbet ... Garda
Mick Horan Mick Horan ... Kid's Dad
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Storyline

At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There's a strange bond in grief. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A black and bloody Irish comedy

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Shooter See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wexford, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

£125,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 34 times in this 28-minute film, an average of 1.21 'fucks' per minute. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Her son shot her poor head off.
Donnelly: Is she alive or dead?
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Connections

Featured in 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary Blues
Traditional, sometimes credited as written by Irving Mills (as Joe Primrose)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by The White Stripes
Usage courtesy of XL Recording/Beggars Banquet
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Only worth the one shot.....
25 February 2015 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

So this was nominated for and won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. So intriguing how they done it. Many spend a fortune to get one of those little Oscars, so what was so good about this low budget short movie? We have here 30 mins of mostly three sets of people with some tragedy in their lives which they reveal in one way or the others.

Brendan Gleeson is great as always as a brooding big guy, but this time with a burden to carry as big as a rock. On the other hand, the film is stolen by Rúaidhrí Conroy who plays a cold-hearted and motor mouthed young man with a dark secret.

It's mostly about the conversations between the characters. There is actually very little "live action". Some dark humour too.

Personally, I wasn't blown away by it. I don't know who the other nominees were but surely there were better out there.

Not a bad little short story movie, but nothing special in it that will want you to revisit this again.


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