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The Young Offenders ()


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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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Conor MacSweeney
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Jock Murphy
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Mairead MacSweeney / Female News Anchor
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Sergeant Healy
P.J. Gallagher ...
Ray the Drug Dealer
Shane Casey ...
Billy Murphy
Pascal Scott ...
Farmer
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Superintendent Flynn
Michael Sands ...
Jock's Dad / News Reporter
Cora Fenton ...
Jock's Mother
Stephen O'Connor ...
Angry Dad
Fionula Linehan ...
DIY Cashier
Wesley O'Duinn ...
Fish Man
Antoinette Hilliard ...
Fish Head Woman
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Big Mouth (as Thomas Harris)
Thomas McCarthy ...
Bike Kid 1
Brian Casey ...
Bike Kid 2
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Bad News Man
Catarina O'Brien ...
Girl on Steps
Niall Corcoran ...
Conor's Dad
Ross Browne ...
Bike Thief
Donal Cotter ...
Bike Thief
Con O'Connor ...
Bike Thief
Rosie O'Regan ...
Jock's Aunt
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Jock's Aunt
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Shopkeeper
Alex Berminham ...
Daughter
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DIY Colleague
Alanna Callaghan ...
Conor's Love Interest
Chloe O'Reilly ...
Big Mouth's Sister
Pádraig Ó'Duinnín ...
Fisherman
Luke O'Driscoll ...
Boy Throwing Cans
Vincent O'Brien ...
Boy Throwing Cans
Luke Dunlea ...
Boy Throwing Cans
Anthony Courtney ...
Boy Throwing Cans
Zara Sylvester ...
Girl on Steps
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Girl on Steps
Paul Courtney ...
Billy's Abused Friend
Jason Wall ...
Billy's Abused Friend
Maurice Guard ...
Guard
Lochlainn McKenna ...
Guard
Brett McCoy D'Arcy ...
Guard
Joe Ryan ...
Guard
Luke Murphy ...
Guard
Shane Kingston ...
Guard
John Kennedy ...
Station Criminal
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Cocaine Robber
Daniel Crowley ...
Dickhead on the Roof
Charlie Haly ...
Dentist
Pat O'Connell ...
K O'Connell's Fish Merchant
Sean O'Connell ...
K O'Connell's Fish Merchant
Emma O'Connell ...
K O'Connell's Fish Merchant
Eoin O'Connell ...
K O'Connell's Fish Merchant
Jake Foott ...
Hilary's Bump

Directed by

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Peter Foott

Written by

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Peter Foott ... (written by)
Jocelyn Clarke ... (story editor) &
Hilary Rose ... (additional material)

Produced by

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Michael Doherty ... executive producer
Peter Foott ... producer
Cormac Fox ... executive producer
Rory Gilmartin ... executive producer
Julie Ryan ... producer

Music by

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Ray Harman

Cinematography by

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Patrick Jordan

Film Editing by

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Colin Campbell

Editorial Department

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Derek Foott ... assistant editor
John Talbot ... colorist / on-line editor

Costume Design by

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Lara Campbell

Makeup Department

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Jonathan Hughes ... makeup department head
Susan Kenny ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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John Talbot ... post-production supervisor

Art Department

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Anthony Courtney ... set dresser
Edyta Fleszar ... production design consultant
Mateusz Wojtas ... model maker

Sound Department

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Conor Barron ... adr mixer
Daniel Crowley ... sound recordist
Keith Grainger ... boom operator: dailies
Nikos Linardopoulos ... foley editor/foley artist
Leandros Ntounis ... re-recording mixer (as Leandros Dounis) / sound designer (as Leandros Dounis) / supervising sound editor (as Leandros Dounis)
Hugo Parvery ... sound recordist: dailies

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Andy Clarke ... visual effects supervisor
Maria Mitina ... compositor
John Talbot ... visual effects

Stunts

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Orlaith Doherty ... Stunt Double: Hillary Rose / stunt driver: Hillary Rose

Camera and Electrical Department

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Derek Foott ... digital image technician
John Kennedy ... first assistant camera
Daniel O'Leary ... second assistant camera
Jakub Wojciechowski ... aerial video operator: SUA

Animation Department

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Dylan Owens ... motion graphics

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jonathan Hughes ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Julie Ryan ... location manager

Music Department

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Dina Coughlan ... music supervisor
Rory McPartland ... music supervisor
Johnny Moy ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Jonathan Hughes ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Gearoid O'Sullivan ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Amanda Ferriter ... production coordinator: second unit
Jonathan Hughes ... production coordinator
Gearoid O'Sullivan ... production assistant
Judie Russell ... epk producer

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Sarah Yeoman ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Ερασιτέχνες παράνομοι (Greece)
  • オフェンダー コソ泥珍道中 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Юные преступники (Russia)
  • Vai viegli būt jaunam un bez atbildības? (Latvia)
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Runtime
  • 83 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This original version of "The Young Offenders" is actually set in a "flashback" version of 2007, although both Jock and Conor are 15. The same entire set of characters, with new additions, would re-appear in the TV series version of the BBC Three/RTE/Vico Film re-boot, but some of their personalities, circumstances and situations would be slightly revised, and re-used. See more »
Goofs In the last scene in police station there is a calendar saying July 2015, but this movie is set on true events in 2007. See more »
Movie Connections References The Shining (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Where's Me Jumper See more »
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 »
Quotes Conor: There are two things you need for an adventure, a treasure map and someone dumb enough to go with you.
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