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When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)

A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

Director:

Kieron J. Walsh

Writer:

Roddy Doyle
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter McDonald ... Brendan
Flora Montgomery ... Trudy
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Mother
Pauline McLynn ... Nuala
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Niall
Maynard Eziashi ... Edgar
Eileen Walsh ... Siobhan
Barry Cassin Barry Cassin ... Headmaster
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Judge
Rynagh O'Grady ... Lynn
Ali White Ali White ... Mary
Julie Hale ... Female Chorister
Jack Lynch Jack Lynch ... Conductor
Dr. Stewart Dr. Stewart ... Himself
Robert O'Neill Robert O'Neill ... Dylan
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Storyline

A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

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Taglines:

His heart wasn't all she stole . . .

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 March 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Brendan & Trudy See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£139,195 (United Kingdom), 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,055, 11 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,384, 29 April 2001
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The school scenes were filmed in Blackrock College, Dublin, Kieron J. Walsh's old school. Walsh was not permitted to use the actual school crest in the film, so the dove and lion were flipped in their positions and the real motto, "Fides et robur" (Faith and Strength), was replaced by "C'era una volta il Ociente" (Once Upon a Time In The West). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brendan: [as narrator] Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard. Sunset Boulevard, Dublin, Ireland. You see the body of a young man lying in a pool. Nobody important, just a schoolteacher with a couple of Bs and Cs to his credit. The poor dope. He always wanted a pool. Well, in the end he got himself a pool, only the price turned out to be a little high. Let's go back about six months and find the day it all started.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits roll, the word "FIN" appears in French on the screen, then the main characters are shown, one at a time or in small groups, with text on the screen revealing their further fates. See more »

Connections

References The Song of Bernadette (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Boisterous Sleighride
Written by Patrick Hawes
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Offbeat romance...
24 December 2003 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

This one I found quite by accident in a remainder bin and had heard that the great Roddy Doyle had written it. It is a movie lover's delight with many references to old movies. The uptight teacher, Brendan, is a movie buff with a leaning in the art house direction. He sings in a choir and is just about the poster boy for a Mummy's darling. Trudy is, well, the complete opposite, a thief who would never watch anything not in technicolour. There are lots of small scenes that take you by surprise here, many laughs. Trudy and her three TVs one stacked on top of the other, Brendan singing Panis Angelicus at her urging in the most inappropriate of places, Brendan's mother being far from anyone that would have a son like Brendan. The last third of the movie was a bit of a let down, went into slapstick mode, a little too frenetic in parts. Well worth seeing though. 7 out of 10.


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