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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.

Director:

Ian Fitzgibbon

Writer:

Mark O'Rowe
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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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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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Trivia

Brendan Gleeson said the name of his character Perrier was a joking reference to his sparkling personality. 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 »

Quotes

[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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I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
Written by Reginald Youngblood, Owen Holmes, Kevin Snow, Dawn Watley, Ali Youngblood
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Black Kids
Licensed courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Self-involved
15 April 2012 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

" Perrier's Bounty", charming little caper had more potential then result. Dark, off-beat comedy or thriller ( depends on the outlook), has a lot of promise, but , unfortunately, delivers way less than expected. Grant it, it has an interesting idea, quirky direction, exceptional cast filled with marvelous British actors. But... the movie is little too self-involved and quite a lot in love with itself. In effort to be original and unique, it just went too far. We have viscous dogs and gay gangsters and love interest and the estranged parents, and much more of the same, perhaps original, but nevertheless messy and illogical details. It distracted itself from the main purpose, to tell a story.


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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 USA:

$828, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$828

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,938
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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