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Intermission (2003)

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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Cast

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Johnny Thompson ...
Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ...
Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy ...
Woman in Shopping Mall
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Derry Power ...
Elderly Man on Bus
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Neilí Conroy ...
Helen
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John Rogan ...
Alfred
Tom Farrelly ...
George
Gerry Moore ...
Seamus Ruane
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (UK) (31 August 2003)

Gross:

$896,993 (USA) (6 June 2013)
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Colin Farrell performs "I Fought The Law" over the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Lehiff: 'Cause when there's something there...
Café Waitress: Some chemistry.
Lehiff: Right! Who knows where the sparks will lead? An' a fella like myself, a stranger could just be a bit of fun in the sack, no more than that. Or, and it's not that crazy, your soul mate, eh?
Café Waitress: Yeah, you've got a point.
Lehiff: On the otherhand, I could just be a thief or something.
Café Waitress: What do you mean?
Lehiff: Some villain, just waiting for my chance to
[punches her]
Lehiff: smack your jaw and rob the register while the place is empty.
[jumps counter, robs register]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Published by Acuff-Rose Music Ltd
Performed by Colin Farrell
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Irish film-making at is best
26 April 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I'm quite surprised that this film hasn't got a higher rating. This really is a gem of movie. Well-written, well-acted, witty and brutally black dialog makes this a modern Irish classic. The acting is excellent. Colin Farrell is well cast as the stereotypical Dublin scumbag which he seems to have great fun portraying. Cillian Murphy is great as the lovelorn rogue John while David Wilmot steals the show from his more famous co-stars as unlucky in love Oscar. Kelly MacDonald, Shirley Henderson, Deirde O' Kane and Colm Meany add more weight to a highly talented cast.

The film follows the lives of several different characters in contemporary Dublin and how their lives intersect. The violence and coarse language is matched by the tender and honest scenes. The fast pace of the movie holds the viewers attention fantastically well as we follow the lives of these highly likable characters(well maybe not Farrell but he is still compelling and hilarious to watch) while they search for love, happiness and the answers to life's complicated dilemmas. A true original. Even though its not much of an achievement, by far the best Irish movie ever made. Perfect stories. Perfect writing. Perfect characters. Perfect acting. Perfect film.


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