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Hard Times (2009)

Holy Water (original title)
R | | Comedy, Crime | June 2013 (USA)
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The town of Kilcoulins Leap will never be the same after a down-on-his-luck mailman botches a get-rich-quick scheme.

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Tom Reeve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lynch ... Tom Gaffney
Cornelius Clarke ... Podger Byrnes
Lochlann O'Mearáin ... Donal O'Connell (as Lochlann O'Mearain)
Cian Barry ... Sean Casey
Susan Lynch ... Geraldine Gaffney
Deirdre Mullins ... Kate Mulvey
Linda Hamilton ... Cory Williams
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... SixPac Jordan
Stanley Townsend ... Inspector Brian Hogan
Angeline Ball ... PC Anne Mooney
Ray Callaghan Ray Callaghan ... Uncle Tim
Frank Dunne Frank Dunne ... Old Ned Lynch
Dermot Crowley ... Father Grogan
Pascal Scott Pascal Scott ... Mihal Casey
Marianne March Marianne March ... Sheila Casey
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Storyline

The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but now offers little by way of employment for its people, and its decline seems inexorable. When local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to hijack a consignment of Viagra, and sell it on the open market in Amsterdam, his friends are desperate enough to try it. Not counting on the muscular response of Viagra's makers, the boys panic and hide the lorry load of Viagra down the town's Holy Well. Written by Anonymous

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viagra | ireland | heist | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK

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Feature Productions See more »
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Although set in Northern Ireland, just outside of Belfast, and stocked with Irish actors, the film appears to have been shot in Devon, England. See more »

Quotes

Podger Byrnes: The American Swat Fellas, You should see the big fella they have with them. God! the big black fella he took out a big sniffer, and waived it all over me.
Donal O'Connell: Yeagh! Well, will be seeing a lot more of that in prison!
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There are several recipes detailed in the end credits, all with a light hearted touch See more »

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A poor effort
16 July 2013 | by arthurdaley69See all my reviews

One of the weakest films I've seen in a long time. Some talented actors are assembled but the script is lazy and lets them down. They could have literally phoned their lines in and in some scenes they may well have done just that. The characters don't know whether they are Irish or Northern Irish and they sound like neither. For instance the postman's van is marked 'Poste' and looks like a Republic of Ireland post van but seems to be delivering across the border.

Potential wasted in my opinion.

Interestingly there is a huge disclaimer from 'Pfizer' at the start of the movie which must mean there was conflict over the depiction of their product in the movie.


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