Year: 2009
USA: IFC Films
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Brendan Coyle, Padraic Delaney, Conleth Hill, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley, Gabriel Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Patrick McCabe, Natalie Britton, Breffni McKenna, Francis Magee, Wuzza Conlon, Brendan Dempsey, Brian Doherty, Jane Brennan, Michael Fitzgerald, Chris Newman, Andrew Simpson, Ned Dennehy, Glenn Speers
Director: Ian FitzGibbon
Countries: Ireland / UK
USA & UK: 88 mins
USA Rated: U
UK Certificate: 15 contains very strong language, strong violence, sex references and drug use
USA Release Date: 21 May 2010 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 26 March 2010
US Distributor
UK Distributor


Michael owes money to Dublin's meanest gangster, Darren Perrier. When the debt is called in Brenda, Michael's recently "dumped" and suicidal best friend, accidentally shoots dead one of his enforcers. To make matters worse Michael's estranged father, Jim, arrives just in time to witness the scene. With a bounty on their heads Michael, Jim and Brenda flee the city to the mountains.

On the run life is anything but easy and Brenda becomes increasingly morose. Not only that but Michael has to cope with his eccentric father, who's convinced he'll die the next time he sleeps. All this is taking its toll on Michael who feels he is about to lose his mind. As the net tightens and the helter-skelter chase draws to a climax he is forced to forgive his father and confront his true feelings for Brenda.

With every hard man in Dublin on their trail it looks like Michael won't make it through the next 24 hours; however, The Grim Reaper and a gang of savage dogs have a funny way of intervening.

Filmed on location in Ireland, London and at Ealing Studios, England.