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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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John Crowley

Writer:

Mark O'Rowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Lehiff
Kerry Condon ... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall
Cillian Murphy ... John
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick
Derry Power Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus
David Wilmot ... Oscar
Owen Roe ... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Helen
Kelly Macdonald ... Deirdre
John Rogan John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore Gerry Moore ... Seamus Ruane
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Taglines:

Life is what happens in between. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derang See more »

Filming Locations:

County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (United Kingdom), 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,936, 21 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$896,993, 6 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,856,298, 6 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title derives from John describing his breakup with Deirdre. See more »

Quotes

Lehiff: Flat-footed, fat fucking faggot.
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Talk
Words and Music by Jolley, John, Swain and Ingram
Published by Sony/ATV Music, in arrangement with Elliot M Cohen for R & B Division and Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Imagination
Courtesy of The R & B Division Ltd
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A solid piece of entertainment
20 November 2006 | by The_TriadSee all my reviews

Intermission is one of those modern multiple storyline films in which a group of characters lives intertwine. And, as per usual involves a car crash. These factors tie it to the likes of Magnolia, Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Crash, 13 Conversations About One Thing and many more films I'm sure that escape me at this point. So what does Intermission have to offer that these films do not? For one, the acting talent involved is pretty much a who's who of Irish (and Scottish) actors at present. Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Colm Meaney, Shirley Henderson and Kelly Macdonald. The other main factor in the quality of Intermission lies in it's script, which comes across as funny, engaging and despite the comparisons made above is fairly original. It is most definitely a lighter affair than some of it's contemporary rivals listed above, and though not groundbreaking by any means, is a well-made and engaging piece of work.


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