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Pete's Meteor (1998)

Pete is a streetwise ex-junkie running from the mob. After his two best friends die, he feels obligated to help raise their three kids who now live with their grandmother.

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Joe O'Byrne

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Joe O'Byrne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Fricker ... Lily
Alfred Molina ... Hugh
Mike Myers ... Pete
John Kavanagh ... Sergeant Maloney
Dervla Kirwan ... Carmel
Ian Costello Ian Costello ... Micky
Natasha Corcoran Natasha Corcoran ... Sue
Gavin Dowdall Gavin Dowdall ... Dave
Fiona Glascott ... Mary
Mariosa de Faoite Mariosa de Faoite ... Judy
Kieran Aherne Kieran Aherne ... Mr. Conway
Barbara Bergin Barbara Bergin ... Neighbour
Alan Cooke Alan Cooke ... Sniffer The Dealer
Donncha Crowley Donncha Crowley ... Gravedigger
Jill Doyle Jill Doyle ... TV Reporter
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Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house. One day, a meteorite lands in his backyard and the kids believe that it was sent down to them by their dead parents (who they believe live up in the stars). The government ships away the rock and sends it to the local university. In the children's efforts to retrieve the meteor they believe is theirs, they meet a dorky scientist who finds a place in his heart for the kids. Meanwhile, Micky's parent's best friend, a drug addict (who had promised the parents to take care of the kids) owes drug dealers money and eventually has to hide out after barely escaping a hit. Written by ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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...Do you believe in miracles?...

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meteor See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

According to an interview with Mike Myers on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996), he worked with a dialect coach to learn a general Irish accent instead of the specific Dublin accent. When he did his first scene with Dubliner Ian Costello, Costello hated Myers' accent so much that he chased him off the set. Filming of Myers' scenes had to be delayed until he learned the accent from Dubliners. See more »

Quotes

Lily: [to kids objecting that the authorities took the meteor away] It's the law, right? The man explained everything to me. Anything that falls from the sky belongs to the law, alright.
Micky: I don't see them coming around here to claim all the rain and the pollution.
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I think 'bad' just about covers it
27 August 2005 | by StibbertSee all my reviews

This movie is simply bad. First of all the story is just weird and it's not good written. It leaves you with questions when you're finished. Sometimes that's OK, but not in this case.

The acting is nothing to write home about. The adults does a OK job, but the kids, taken in consideration they are kids, does not a good job. I thought the lead role, Ian Costello as Mickey, was worst. Well, to be honest I'm not sure that was the lead role. Never quite figured who this movie was about. Mickey or Pete.

There were some shots that stood out, but over all there were nothing exiting about the cinematography. The sound, however, was better. There was a nice score. A little adventure kind of score, though this didn't look like an adventure film to me. It had some elements of an adventure film, but it was more of a drama. However, it was hard to tell who this film was meant for. Children? Hardly. There is too much language and violence for that. Adults? I don't know. It had to many elements of a children's movie in it. It was like a adult movie in a children movie wrapping.

The story was just weird. I don't have much of an idea of what it really was about. You was thrown right in to it without knowing anything, but there were all the time references to something you felt you should know. The fact that the children's parents were dead for instance and that Mickey blamed Pete for it. You expected to get to know what happened , but you never got.

All together this movie was bad and a waste of time. There was no drive in it. Nothing to really move the story forward. This is not what you spend your Saturday night on.


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