Perrier's Bounty

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Perrier's Bounty

Ian FitzGibbon (2009)

84min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Cillian Murphy takes on a lighter than usual role in this madcap thriller, playing Michael, a chancer on the run from Dublin gangsters. Brendan Gleeson hams it up as the titular kingpin who puts a price on Michael's head after he fails to pay his debts and is implicated in the murder of a henchman. In fact it's Michael's neurotic neighbour (a well-measured performance by Jodie Whittaker) who did the deed and she keeps him company on the getaway, along with Michael's errant father (a batty Jim Broadbent). Their dysfunctional relationships provide the most intrigue here, though director Ian FitzGibbon knows how to up the stakes with plenty of action. Ultimately, this doesn't have the emotional resonance of the similarly-themed caper In Bruges, but it does keep you smiling.

Summary

A man borrows money from a loan shark, but ends up with a price on his head when he cannot pay it back. In desperation, he joins a gang of thieves to raise the money, but when a simple robbery goes horribly wrong, finds himself with a second lot of crooks on his trail. Comedy thriller, starring Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Jim Broadbent.

Cast & Crew

Michael McCrea Cillian Murphy
Jim McCrea Jim Broadbent
Darren Perrier Brendan Gleeson
Brenda Jodie Whittaker
Shamie Padraic Delaney
Clifford Domhnall Gleeson
Catherine Natalie Britton
Jerome Brendan Coyle
Russ Conleth Hill
Ivan Michael McElhatton
Orlando Don Wycherley
The mutt Liam Cunningham
Mulligan Patrick McCabe
Hank Francis Magee
Dinny Breffni McKenna
Blaise Wuzza Conlon
Victor Brendan Dempsey
Kenny Brian Doherty
Director Ian FitzGibbon
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Optimum Releasing Guidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references, drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 26 Mar 2010

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