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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

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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 ... 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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,862
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2.35 : 1
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The Young Offenders was trending on Netflix during the end of 2017. See more »

Goofs

1:04:14 Ray the Drug Dealer limp to bike boys without dummy shoe. See more »

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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 »

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Genuinely Irish humour
23 January 2017 | by Reviewer1See all my reviews

Really enjoyed this film. It's always good to see an Irish film that is not directly targeting an overseas audience. it's been made with genuine Irish actors, with accents from the counties where the film is made, adding to the feeling that this really is true to the story. The two main actors are brilliant and very believable. The viewer is not bogged down by morality even though there is a darker subtext it is shown in a light hearted way, and to add context to the story rather than just elicit sympathy. Having some insight into the background of the boys does give a good insight into why the boy would want to steal the drugs and their naïve plan is charming in its own way. Give this film a go.


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