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Perrier's Bounty (2009)

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A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

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Ian Fitzgibbon

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Mark O'Rowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Voice of The Reaper (voice)
Cillian Murphy ... Michael
Michael McElhatton ... Ivan
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Orlando
Jodie Whittaker ... Brenda
Brendan Coyle ... Jerome
Conleth Hill ... Russ
Domhnall Gleeson ... Clifford
Pat McCabe Pat McCabe ... Mulligan (as Patrick McCabe)
Ned Dennehy ... Clamper
Glenn Speers ... Clamper
Jim Broadbent ... Jim
Pádraic Delaney ... Shamie
Natalie Britton ... Catherine
Liam Cunningham ... The Mutt
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Storyline

Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Blood is thicker than water. Nothing is thicker than thieves.


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Recompensa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£107,652 (United Kingdom), 28 March 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$828, 23 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$828, 23 May 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton and Conleth Hill all were in the movie Intermission (2003). See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie Michael gets into a car (possibly VW Golf mk3) which was a 1995 registration, however when we see him pull in to speak to his father the car has a 2001 reg plate. A closer shot in the same scene reveals the 95 plate again. See more »

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[first lines]
Voice of The Reaper: The ocean, huh? Never fails to provoke a person to musing on philosophical shit. Heavy shit, like life and death, and fate, and all that bewildering shit. The fuckin' universe. The individual's seeming insignificant in it. But are we insignificant? I mean take, for example, this individual. Wears the name of Michael McCrea. Last night he imbibed to beat the band. And today he's paying the seedy price. It's evening. He's having himself a little siesta, yeah? Little catnap. Now relax...
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New In Town
Written by Little Boots (as Victoria Hesketh) & Greg Kurstin
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Little Boots
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Good. Lot's of Subtle Dry humor that will probably be missed by many... recommended
11 November 2010 | by witster18See all my reviews

Rented this on a recommendation from the video store owner, who like myself, is into just about every genre. We certainly don't shy away from foreign films, and this gangster/father-son story looked to be right up my alley.

Like I mentioned in the title - there is quite a bit of humor here that can be hard to pick up because of its' dry nature, and because of the thick accents. It can really make the difference between this being a completely average film, and this being a truly enjoyable, albeit lesser-known, humorous, and darkly adventurous tale.

The cast is strong and the story moves at a brisk pace. It's in the storyline vein of Tarantino or Ritchie, but lacks a bit of the panache of those directors' work.

Perrier's Bounty has good performances throughout, and there is little doubt that those fans of the afore mentioned directors will find this to be an exciting film. It's rated R for brief nudity, drug use, and violence.

The only stand-out negative would be the music. The music selections were great, but the volume of the music was WAY too loud compared to the dialog and the rest of the movie. Maybe the music director was a bit too proud of his/her selections. I had to turn the TV down every time a song came on, and then turn it back up when the dialog resumed. The only other negative would be a slightly rushed and under-developed love story that could have really put this over-the-top.

Recommended. THose who liked pulp fiction and lock stock will find this to be a good(not great) film along the same lines. LIsten carefully as many of the hilarious lines can pass you by. The strongest characteristic of this film is the relationship between Cillian Murphy and the actor(who's name escapes me as I'm writing this) who plays Cillian's father. Also, having two fantastic actors playing in the two lead Gangster roles helps immensely.

71/100

You'll like it if you liked: Layer Cake, State of Grace, or Harry Brown.


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