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Hooligans (2004)

TV-14 | | Drama, Comedy | January 2006 (USA)
Slightly demented English gangster steals an Irish Pub in order to set up his ultimate score. Problems arise when the rightful owners of the pub put up more of a fight than he bargains for.


Mike Scullion

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Stars: Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Perry Fenwick


Credited cast:
Andy Curtis Andy Curtis ... Ronnie Banks
Brendan Dempsey Brendan Dempsey ... The Gov
Jamie Belton ... Boomer
Shaun Elebert Shaun Elebert ... Mal
Dan Herauf Dan Herauf ... Nigel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Argue ... Scott
Larry Austin Larry Austin ... Da
Tim Landers Tim Landers ... Harold the Hammer
Jose Mantero Jose Mantero ... Brian Nealon
Kathryn Truscott Ranheim ... Kathleen (as Kathryn Ranheim)
Gerry Shanahan ... Sergeant O'Brien


"gobshite" is a dark comedy about a slightly demented English gangster who has upset the underworld pecking order by deciding he wants a bigger piece of the pie. He devises a scheme to get what he wants but must travel to a sleepy, seaside community in Ireland. As a cover for his plan he needs to acquire a local Irish family's pub to promote a new brand of beer. Problems occur when the rightful owners of the pub put up more of a fight for their livelihood, than expected. Written by Mike Scullion

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Everything was going just the way they planned until they met him. See more »


Drama | Comedy


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Canada | Ireland



Release Date:

January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gobshite See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


CAD 850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 4,200 (Canada), 17 March 2006
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Production Co:

Nomadic Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Ronnie is released from prison, the guard that lets him out has the cap badge of the Garda Siochana, or Irish police, and not that of a prison officer. As he enters the prison the guard that looks down on him from the platform also has a Garda cap badge. See more »

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Gobshite (Australia) See more »


Coast to Coast
Written by 'Innes Forbes', 'Calum Grant' and 'Neil Grant'
Courtesy of RAAR © 2002
Performed by 'Innes Forbes', 'Calum Grant' and 'Neil Grant'
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Avoid Like the Plague
18 August 2008 | by cottrellpjSee all my reviews

Words almost fail me to describe how terrible this Irish vanity project (funded by Canadian taxpayers - both federal and Albertan) really is.

There's a sudden appearance by a nice looking Canadian woman (Kathy Ranheim) who in real life was a star athlete in Alberta, for no other reason to ensure Canadian content. Credits also indicate that certain Calgary pubs were of assistance.

Everything here is poorly filmed and at least third-hand (chunks of poorly digested Trainspotting, Lock Stock, Snatch and Reservoir Dogs are the most obvious steals). Avoid like the plague unless you fancy one of those campy "so bad it's almost funny" nights in front of your telly.

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