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I Went Down (1997)

Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who ... See full summary »

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Paddy Breathnach

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Conor McPherson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter McDonald ... Git Hynes
Antoine Byrne Antoine Byrne ... Sabrina Bradley
David Wilmot ... Anto
Michael McElhatton ... Johnner Doyle
Brendan Gleeson ... Bunny Kelly
Joe Gallagher Joe Gallagher ... Steo Gannon
Tony Doyle ... Tom French
Liam Regan Liam Regan ... Little Boy at Teresa's
Kevin Hely Kevin Hely ... Petrol Station Attendant
Eamonn Hunt Eamonn Hunt ... Cork Barman
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Cork Man No. 1
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Cork Man No. 2
Eamon A. Kelly Eamon A. Kelly ... Cork Man No. 3 (as Eammon A. Kelly)
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Frank Grogan
Carly Baker Carly Baker ... Caroline
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Storyline

Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog. It's a tougher assignment than it seems: Git's a novice, Bunny's prone to rash acts, Frank doesn't want to be found (and once he's found, he has no money), and maybe Tom's planning to murder Frank, which puts Git in a moral dilemma. Then, there's the long-ago disappearance of Sonny Mulligan. What's a decent and stand-up lad to do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

murder | bog | money | beating | prison | See All (111) »

Taglines:

One doesn't count, the other can't. Dis-organised crime. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crimen desorganizado See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kildare, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,631, 5 July 1998

Gross USA:

$405,297
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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Little known Irish actor Gerard Kellet was considered for the role of Git but had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

Quotes

Bunny Kelly: No guts, no black puddin'.
Git Hynes: That's not an argument!
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Soundtracks

Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song
Written by Stephin Merritt
Published by Gay and Loud 1994 (ASCAP)
Performed by The Magnetic Fields
Courtesy of Setanta Records
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Many meanings for the term 'I went down' .....
11 September 2001 | by neadarSee all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise! One of the earlier set of well-made Irish films with not a shamrock or a leprechaun in sight. The banter between Gleeson and McDonald is well-timed, realistic and naturally, hilarious. A film that somewhat reflects a 'real' Ireland that we can relate to(er, possibly without all the guns and violence). A film that shows what a talent we have here.


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