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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....

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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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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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UK | Ireland

Language:

English

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February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Shooter See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wexford, Ireland See more »

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£125,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Once described as 'Ken Loach meets Quentin Tarantino'. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Her son shot her poor head off.
Donnelly: Is she alive or dead?
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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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shooting blanks
5 January 2007 | by joegreene32See all my reviews

Finally saw this online and wondering what all the fuss is about. Almost whimsical, I couldn't quite believe the darkness at the centre of the story. There are a couple of good lines and the performances are solid – Rory Conroy being the best. Martin McDonagh is a very talented playwright, but on this evidence his directing is a little flat. Film looks and sounds flat too. What struck me about it was the superficiality of it all, the cynicism. However it does have some funny moments and moves along at a brisk pace. I'm not surprised it was looked on so favourably by the academy, picking up an Oscar for Best Short Film – it has hip written all over it. And it is one of the better short Irish films I've seen, complete with twists and double twists and a lot of flippant dialogue. McDonagh is planning a gangster film with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. I'll pay money to see that. He obviously wants to be the Celtic Scorsese. High point a cow explodes. Low point rather tasteless plot line about a baby's death. Brendan Gleeson is in this film.


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