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Although she plays his mother in the film, Eva Birthistle is only two years older than Cillian Murphy.
The barman who shouts at John-Joe, after he smashes the glass, is the owner of the real bar where this scene was shot, The Harbour Bar in Bray.
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Stephen Rea already played a man dating a trans woman - in the infamous The Crying Game (1992), also directed by Neil Jordan.
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In the same year that this film was released, Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson played the villains of Batman Begins (2005).
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Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson also appeared together in Sweety Barrett (1998), 28 Days Later... (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), and would appear together again in Perrier's Bounty (2009) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015).
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Reunites Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Ian Hart and Stephen Rea, all who appeared in Michael Collins (1996) also directed by Neil Jordan.
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The title of the film and the novel it's based on is taken from the song "Breakfast on Pluto" by Don Partridge. The song is used as part of the soundtrack and Liam Cunningham quotes a few lines (including the title) from the lyrics.
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The school master in whose class Patrick "Kitten" Braden is writing the essay about his conception as he imagines it is played by the author of the source novel and co-writer of the screenplay Pat McCabe.
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Brendan Gleeson himself made up the dance for his character in the Wombles suit.
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Patrick "Kitten" Brady's hometown is in County Cavan, which is on the border with Northern Ireland. The scenes were filmed in County Kilkenny, which is much further south and nowhere near the border.
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Cillian Murphy said it took a lot of work to get the high pitch of the Nancy Sinatra part of the song "Sand" which he performs with Gavin Friday.
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Both Neil Jordan and Cillian Murphy described the filming location for the caravan in the quarry (a quarry near Larne in Northern Ireland) as a rather sinister place. There were rumors that many dead bodies were buried there.
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In the DVD commentary, director Neil Jordan says that when he came from Ireland to London in the 1970s he was sleeping rough for a while, just like the lead character in the film.
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The scenes where Patrick "Kitten" Braden goes to see his mother were filmed in Northern Ireland. While they were shooting, a RUC helicopter was persistently staying in the air above them. Neil Jordan joked they were keeping a close eye on him, because this was the the guy who made Michael Collins (1996) shooting a film in Northern Ireland.
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Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson also appeared in Batman Begins (2005), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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One of the IRA men threatening to kill Patrick "Kitten" Braden, the one he/she calls Mr. Killing Man, is played by Eamonn Owens who made his film debut in another Neil Jordan film, The Butcher Boy (1997) where he played the title character.
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While they don't have any scenes together, and his is more of a cameo, Ruth Negga and Dominic Cooper also appear together in the critically acclaimed AMC television show "Preacher." They have also been dating since 2010.
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