I Went Down (1997)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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Irish action comedy. An ex-con is forced into taking on a new task by a ruthless crime-boss, but finds he is hindered by the partner he has been teamed up with. However, he soon realizes they must work together if they are to survive.


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5 March 2004 | MICKAH
10
| So he done a Sonny Mulligan?
The film, which was shot in various locations within Dublin (posing as Cork) is in my opinion one of the best movies to come out of Ireland, Its a great tale of two guys thrown together to complete a task which neither of them want to do. The dialogue and wit between both main players is funny (warning: explenatives abound) and sometimes touching. Git (McDonald), the novice to the world of shady dealings and gangsters and Bunny Kelly (Gleeson), a man who has been there, done that and shot the gun, according to him anyway.

The movie moves at a fairly quick pace, we are given glimses at Bunny and Gits life and why they are both in the predicament they are in. The situation humor is spot on with some funny set pieces, with great dialogue between the two. The late Tony Doyle gives a great performance as Tom French, the gangster with a great line in put downs and a man with who you just dont mess with. The story has twists and turns much like the travelled roads the guys are on, the twists and turns are nicely explained by the films end. The film is one of the few films which holds up to repeat viewings. Overall, the film is worth watching and remember,

"The benefit of the Doubt, can even save your life" - Mr Bunny Kelly BA

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Release Date:

24 June 1998

Language

English


Country of Origin

Ireland, UK, USA

Filming Locations

County Kildare, Ireland

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,631 5 July 1998

Gross USA:

$405,297

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