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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Michael McElhatton, Conleth Hill, Liam Cunningham and Francis Magee have all appeared in Game of Thrones (2011) as Roose Bolton, Lord Varys, Davos Seaworth and Yoren respectively with Jim Broadbent to appear in season 7. 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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Shark In The Water
Written by Gustav Jonsson (as Gustav Robert Jonsson), Marcus Sepehrmanesh (as Marcus Reza Sepehrmanesh), Tommy Tysper
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by V.V. Brown (as VV Brown)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Island Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Impressive cast, but not so impressive movie...
14 August 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For this particular genre of movies, then "Perrier's Bounty" failed to make a lasting impression, nor did it leave any significant impact. The story never really made it out of the parking lot, so to speak. The story, despite trying hard, never turned out to be more than mediocre.

The movie does have an impressive list of actors and actresses on the cast list, but despite this fact, that wasn't enough to pull off the story in a manner that would turn out to be outstanding.

The story is about Michael McCrea who owes money to Perrier. Michael is given a short amount of time to make payment due, otherwise Perrier's goons will set out to collect the debt one way or another. A frantic night turns worse when Michael ends up on the run with his suicidal neighbor and his dying father.

Storywise, then there were moments throughout the movie that were great and there were some good ideas to the script as well. However, the overall impression of the movie was fairly mediocre, and there is sort of an irrelevant vibe to the movie, which was a shame.

"Perrier's Bounty" is great for a single watching, but the movie is nowhere near anything that would support multiple viewings of the movie. The storyline just doesn't have what it takes.


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