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Handsome Devil (2016)

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Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

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John Butler

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John Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fionn O'Shea ... Ned Roche
Ardal O'Hanlon ... Donal Roche
Amy Huberman ... Natalie Roche
Ruairi O'Connor Ruairi O'Connor ... Weasel
Dick O'Leary Dick O'Leary ... Mr. Fottrell
Hugh O'Conor ... Sex Instructor
Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell ... Fr. Flakey
Ian Downey Ian Downey ... Porn Bomb Thrower
Mark Doherty ... Mr Cunningham
Michael McElhatton ... Walter Curly
Andrew Scott ... Dan Sherry
Moe Dunford ... Pascal O'Keeffe
Norma Sheahan Norma Sheahan ... Lindy Masters
Nicholas Galitzine ... Conor Masters
Daniel Codd Daniel Codd ... Kennedy - Bin Boy
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Storyline

Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually and unexpectedly bond, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys' friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Written by statmanjeff

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Follow the crowd, or follow your heart.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Handsome Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Castleknock College, Ireland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,055,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,391
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Former Leinster Rugby, Ireland and British & Irish Lions player Brian O'Driscoll helped to coordinate the scenes for the rugby match at the end of the film. His wife, Amy Huberman, played Ned's step-mother. See more »

Goofs

When Conor and Mr Sherry travel by train back to the school, it goes from night to morning and back to night when they arrive at the school despite it only being a short journey. See more »

Quotes

Ned Roche: [voice over] The Berlin Wall was built overnight. The world woke up the morning after and there it was. Now I'm no communist, but there's a lot to be said for acting decisively.
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Soundtracks

Think for a Minute
Written by Stan Cullimore and Paul Heaton
Vocal arr. by Ronan Caroll
Performed by Nicholas Galitzine, Fionn O'Shea and Ronan Carroll
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Dead Poets Society does Rugby
17 August 2017 | by donegalcatSee all my reviews

The age-old story of an unlikely friendship between the athlete and the outsider with a large dose of Dead Poets Society thrown in.

Its not original but the film is heart-warming and full of charm. Well acted throughout with many well known names in cameo roles. The most well known is Andrew Scott who plays the unconventional English teacher who tries to encourage the outsider while helping the developing friendship with the schools star rugby player. The film is emotionally manipulative at times, pulling familiar tricks to get the viewers sympathy but its easy to forgive when the characters and dialogue are so charming. The use of voice-over and split screen are not always effective and detract from the film at times. And the lead characters could have been developed more. But overall Handsome Devil is a charm and an easy pleasure to watch.


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