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Cardboard Gangsters (2017)

A group of young Cardboard Gangsters attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale, chasing the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex.


Mark O'Connor

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Credited cast:
John Connors John Connors ... Jason Connolly
Fionn Walton Fionn Walton ... Dano
Kierston Wareing ... Kim Murphy
Jimmy Smallhorne Jimmy Smallhorne ... Derra Murphy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Alwright Paul Alwright ... Glenner (as Paul Alright)
Alan Clinch Alan Clinch ... Whacker
Stephen Clinch Stephen Clinch ... Ross Kelly
John Dalessandro John Dalessandro ... Lukey
Damien Dempsey Damien Dempsey ... Curley Murphy
Gemma-Leah Devereux ... Roisin
Kyle Bradley Donaldson ... Stephen Kelly
Graham Earley Graham Earley ... Evers Dempsey
Maura Foley ... Maura
Tristan Heanue Tristan Heanue ... Kieran
Fionna Hewitt-Twamley Fionna Hewitt-Twamley ... Angela Connolly


Cardboard Gangsters follows the story of a group of young lads in Darndale, led by Jay Connolly (John Connors), who sell drugs to make a living. They set out in a bid to gain more money and power and enter the big leagues of the drug trade. Things begin to unravel quickly as not everyone in Darndale is willing to let these Cardboard Gangsters achieve the notoriety they crave without a fight.

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Release Date:

16 June 2017 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Картонные гангстеры See more »


Box Office


€600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€57,000 (Ireland), 18 June 2017, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Great film
1 March 2018 | by cmcchereSee all my reviews

I feel the 6.5 on IMDB is spot on. Its a great amateur film and very true to life. Very tense the whole way through, most of the dialogue was spot on and it really gave a glimpse into the lives and mindset of those living in darndale, one of the roughest suburbs of dublin. Loads of social problems but very close knit family units and a strong sense of community. Those horses actually do run about the place as well.

Well worth a watch.

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