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Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 October 2011 (Ireland)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director:

Paddy Considine

Writer:

Paddy Considine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Mullan ... Joseph
Archie Lal Archie Lal ... Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera Jag Sanghera ... Gurav
Mike Fearnley Mike Fearnley ... Dan
Paul Conway Paul Conway ... Terry
Lee Rufford Lee Rufford ... Paul
Olivia Colman ... Hannah
Samuel Bottomley ... Samuel
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... Kelly
Paul Popplewell ... Bod
Eddie Marsan ... James
Robin Butler Robin Butler ... Jack
Sally Carman ... Marie
Ned Dennehy ... Tommy
Fiona Carnegie ... Woman in Shop
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The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiranossauro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,635, 20 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,088, 11 March 2012
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Warp X,Inflammable Films,Film4 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: Why Tyrannosaur?
Joseph: What?
Hannah: You said something about your wife Tyrannosaurus or something?
Joseph: What's Tyrannosaurus about? Yeah
[nods head]
Joseph: It was a joke name... In Jurassic Park you know the movie, there's a scene where the kids are scared, they're looking out the glass and they hear the Tyrannosaur coming. As it thumps its way towards them
[thump, thump, thump]
Joseph: the glass starts to ripple... So
[sighs]
Joseph: my wife was a big lady, and you'd hear her going up the stairs and it was like
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Preceding the end credits is the note: For Pauline See more »

Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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We Were Wasted
Written by Nick Hemming
Performed by The Leisure Society
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Realistic drama
4 December 2011 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Peter Mullan is Joseph, a man battling his inner demons, and Olivia Colman is Hannah, a woman he meets by chance in this character driven drama from Britain. Mullan and Colman are magnificent, especially when on screen together.

Joseph is a rage filled alcoholic who is mad at the world and living alone after the death of his wife years earlier. He meets Hannah, a woman running a consignment shop; she prays for him even though he doesn't believe in God. Her husband is an abusive controlling monster. This is not a happily after story and it feels very realistic, portraying everyday working class people struggling with loneliness, regret and doubt. Mullan and Colman radiate genuine human emotion, never looking like Hollywood,s usual pretty faces. This is worthwhile just for the two leads who are riveting.

Just be aware that this film will not leave you feeling good about life in general.


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