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      I Went Down

      R 1997 1 hr. 45 min. Comedy Drama List
      84% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Just released from jail, Git Hynes (Peter McDonald) pays a visit to his best friend, Anto (David Wilmot), and lives to regret it. Git catches Anto being pummeled by gangsters who are collecting on a debt and, in defending his friend, Git unwittingly scars the nephew of a noted Dublin kingpin. As punishment, Anto agrees to work for the syndicate -- traveling with dull-headed hood Bunny Kelly (Brendan Gleeson) on an assignment that proves to be anything but simple. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member An epic dark comedy with mismatched buddies who compliment each other well. Exceptional performances, especially by Brendan Gleeson. It's an oldie, but absolutely worth watching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Ethan T Enough funny and profound moments to offset the more disappointing ones. Gleeson is typically magnetic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/21 Full Review Audience Member Amazing Dark Comedy, with a superb cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Frances H Cute Irish crime buddy movie with Brendan Gleeson being his usual crude humorous charming self. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/13 Full Review Audience Member "At the end of the day you're an asshole." So you finish an 18 month stint in the big house, come out and have to deal with the reality of your girlfriend in a relationship with one of your friends. To make matters worse, that friend is about to have his hand hammered to death and what do you do? You intervene like the good friend that you are. Unfortunately that doesn't do you no good. Because one of the hoods that you did harm to when saving your friend happen to be related to a mob boss named Mr. French. Mr. French doesn't like you which is why he's tasked you with carrying on your friends debt. In order to work it off, Mr. French assigns you to go with a mobster named Bunny Kelly to pick up an associate named Frank Grogan who holding some money for Mr. French. The task at hand seems to be easy, but you do not know Bunny Kelly. Bunny Kelly has the look of an Irish Elvis. His mutton chops are fucked up as is his persona. He's funny about cars and getting caught and one time while in the big house he may have given a bloke a blowjob (I guess that explains the title). Paranoid? Yeah he is a little bit. He even goes as far to not trust Frank. You see, once Frank has been found and brought along on the road trip back, Frank goes on about the money not being the reason as to why Mr. French wants him brought back. It's really because Frank has been fucking Mr. French's wife. The problem is whether or not to believe Frank when he says things like this and Bunny is a simple man. However, you aren't simple and want to fuck things up by helping Frank. Bunny only wants him dumped (dropped off) and that be it. So, you help botch the job of Frank's head getting blown off and with Frank looking to buy you out with the help of Bunny you might as well say that the days of Mr. French are soon to be over thanks to Frank. This wasn't as dark as I thought It'd be, but the characters are fully fleshed out and the direction was your typical indie film slice of life. Brendan Gleeson gives a great performance as usual and was pretty funny at times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Brendan Gleeson was very funny in this movie. The plot was alright, it wasn't very genius. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It takes the form of a road movie and the materials of gangster movies (do real gangsters learn how to act by watching movies?), but what happens is beside the point. It's what they say while it's happening that makes the movie so entertaining. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 4.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Almost perfect. Rated: 4/5 Feb 5, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Josh Ralske All Movie Guide Rated: 3/5 Jul 11, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Just released from jail, Git Hynes (Peter McDonald) pays a visit to his best friend, Anto (David Wilmot), and lives to regret it. Git catches Anto being pummeled by gangsters who are collecting on a debt and, in defending his friend, Git unwittingly scars the nephew of a noted Dublin kingpin. As punishment, Anto agrees to work for the syndicate -- traveling with dull-headed hood Bunny Kelly (Brendan Gleeson) on an assignment that proves to be anything but simple.
      Director
      Paddy Breathnach
      Executive Producer
      Mark Shivas, David Collins, Rod Stoneman
      Production Co
      BBC
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $447.9K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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