I Went Down Movie Review 1997

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The title of this dark comedy about Irish gangsters has many meanings, including a quote from Plato. Not too many caper movies can boast of a plug from the father of Western philosophy, but luckily director Breathnach and writer McPherson don't take anything too seriously. Their heroes are hapless Git (McDonald) and hair-trigger Bunny (Gleeson), a duo who show you what Laurel and Hardy might look like if they were cast as the hit men in "Pulp Fiction." Ordered by big boss Tom French (Doyle) to bring in Frank Grogan (Caffrey), a man who swindled him out of big bucks and also slept with his wife, they fumble through bad directions and a missed meeting with a sinister fellow called "The Friendly Face," but manage to nab Grogan anyway. The two then attempt to deliver the extremely gabby Grogan to French, leading to a showdown between all four men. More character and dialogue driven than action oriented, this went down as the highest grossing independent Irish film after its theatrical release.


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Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from Irish, British.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Organized Crime, Ireland, Buddies
Conor McPherson
Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Tony Doyle, Peter Caffrey, Donal O'Kelly, Antoine Byrne
Cian de Buitlear
Paddy Breathnach
Dario Marianelli
Robert Walpole, Mark Shivas, David Collier, Rod Stoneman, BBC Films, Irish Film Board, Shooting Gallery

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