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Zonad (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 March 2010 (Ireland)
When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.
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Credited cast:
David Murray ... Benson
Kevin Maher Kevin Maher ... Jimmy Cassidy
Donna Dent Donna Dent ... Mary Cassidy
Rory Keenan ... Guy Hendrickson
Geoff Minogue Geoff Minogue ... Richard Cassidy
David Pearse ... Francis O'Connor / Bonad
Janice Byrne Janice Byrne ... Jenny Cassidy
Simon Delaney ... Liam Murphy / Zonad
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett Andrew Bennett ... Mr. Madigan
Niamh Burke Niamh Burke ... Girl in Car 2
Bernie Butler Bernie Butler ... Local Woman (as Bernadette Butler)
Kevin Cleary Kevin Cleary ... School Nerd
Denis Conway Denis Conway ... Doctor Glonad
William Craul William Craul ... Petrol Pump Attendant
Brian de Salvo Brian de Salvo ... Dr. Ziegler
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In the small Irish town of Ballymoran, the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor. The logical conclusion that they come to is that he must be an alien. When the alcoholic rehab escapee awakens, he continues the ruse and passes himself off as Zonad, an alien who has landed on their planet. Life is grand for Zonad as he becomes an instant celebrity who gets free beer, a nice house, and lots and lots of women throwing themselves at him. But when a town resident becomes suspicious and fellow rehab-escapee-turned-alien, Bonad, shows up, Zonad may not be able to continue living the charmed life. Written by napierslogs

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From Space... (Probably)

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Comedy

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Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

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1.77 : 1
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The filming location for the village of Ballymoran was Avoca in County Wicklow, which was also the filming location for the town of Ballykissangel in the TV series of the same name. The local pub of Ballymoran is Fitzgerald's, a real pub formerly known as 'The Fountain Bar' which kept the sign and the name after becoming a tourist attraction through Ballykissangel (1996). See more »

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When Jimmy is running alongside Guy he is wearing a normal tie, but minutes later they arrive at the car and he now has a bow tie on. See more »

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Narrator: Earth. The centre of the known universe, spinning precariously in the infinite solar system, the place over six billion of us call home. Nestled on the west cost of Europe, a tiny island, the Emerald Isle, land of a hundred thousand welcomes.
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Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
Music by Al Hoffman, words by Dick Manning ©1956
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co Limited/EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd
Performed by Michael Dees
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Aliens know their way around an Irish town well
27 February 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Zonad is probably an alien. What other explanation could there be for finding a red, leather-clad man passed out on your living room floor? So the charade begins. The ruse is obvious to us of course because everything about Zonad is just plain stupid, and funny.

This film finds an hilarious way to tackle naiveté vs. experience, alcoholism vs. sobriety, and mankind vs extraterrestrials. All the characters had such amusing, naive character traits, that it is more fun to accept Zonad than not. It was surprising how easy it was for made up aliens to get laid, but such is the way of life in Ballymoran, Ireland.

If you enter this town, you will need to fall for the sexual and musical charms of Zonad and his fellow alien, Bonad, otherwise you will find yourself on the outside of the city limits with no way back in. "Zonad" is recommended for those that like the quirky charms of small Irish towns mixed with the alcohol-induced and sexually-laced jokes for American audiences but written with the smart and adept skill of small, independent filmmakers.


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