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.
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.
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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