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Six Shooter (2004)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | February 2005 (UK)
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....

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first - but not last - teaming up of father and son Brendan Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson. See more »

Quotes

Donnelly: Anyone sittin' here?
Kid: Oh aye, there's hundreds of fella's like... Look at them.
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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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Good enough to be released on DVD?
18 December 2005 | by Jattwood1See all my reviews

I, like most, haven't seen this film as short films very rarely get shown in a medium accessible to everyone that's the case in England at least. But I happen to know, by browsing through www.play.com, that there is a Region 2 DVD release scheduled for this film on 30th April 2006, this date, as in most cases, is subject to change but I for one will certainly be buying a copy of this award wining short. I think that we as consumers should be putting more pressure 'on the powers that be' to release more interesting shorts such as this. For instance the Oscar nominated animated short The Sandman directed by the late Paul Berry or the very popular animation by Daniel Greaves, Flatworld and many other such classics which for some unknown reason never get released. I hope that this film lives up to expectation so its DVD release can be justified. And then maybe one day other great shorts will follow it on to DVD.


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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:

GBP125,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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