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The Young Offenders (2016)

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

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Peter Foott

Writer:

Peter Foott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Murphy ... Conor MacSweeney
Chris Walley ... Jock Murphy
Hilary Rose ... Mairead MacSweeney
Dominic MacHale ... Sergeant Healy
P.J. Gallagher P.J. Gallagher ... Ray the Drug Dealer
Shane Casey Shane Casey ... Billy Murphy
Pascal Scott Pascal Scott ... Farmer
Ciaran Bermingham ... Superintendent Flynn
Michael Sands Michael Sands ... Jock's Dad
Cora Fenton Cora Fenton ... Jock's Mother
Stephen O'Connor ... Angry Dad
Fionula Linehan Fionula Linehan ... DIY Cashier
Wesley O'Duinn Wesley O'Duinn ... Fish Man
Antoinette Hilliard Antoinette Hilliard ... Fish Head Woman
Tommy Harris Tommy Harris ... Big Mouth (as Thomas Harris)
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Storyline

Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff mustaches. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth 7 million euro, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find a missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives....But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Юные преступники See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Young Offenders was trending on Netflix during the end of 2017. See more »

Goofs

At 25:35 Mairead offers the customer another fish head. The customer says "It's a salmon head". It is definitely NOT a salmon head! :) See more »

Quotes

Mairead MacSweeney: See that? That's called a Suckerfish. That's going to be your nickname in prison.
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Crazy Credits

In the start of the movie when Conor said some "dickhead" on a roof dropped a hammer on his dads head, at the credits he is listed down as "dickhead on the roof" See more »

Connections

Spoofs Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Like A Virus
by Paul Rawson & Daniel Farrant (as Daniel Mark Farrant)
Extreme Music Library Ltd./IMRO
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Lovely Irish Friendship Story
23 January 2018 | by jstandhaven25See all my reviews

I don't normally watch UK or Irish films, not sure why, but I found this a great entertaining watch. Hidden in amongst the backdrop of Cork, is two friends who go on a great adventure together, but this is not your conventional Disney tale.

They end up in a few scrapes and this all comes together at then end, I would have rated higher, but the story was too obvious and you could see what was coming, but this didn't get away from the fact you still want to watch while the end, just to see what happens.

Highly recommended, but don't watch when the kids are around.


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