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Adam & Paul (2004)

2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writer:

Mark O'Halloran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ... Paul
Mark O'Halloran ... Adam
Gavin Dowdall Gavin Dowdall ... Boy at Flats 1
Luke Keeler Luke Keeler ... Boy at Flats 2
Michael McElhatton ... Martin's Voice
Laurie Morton Laurie Morton ... Woman on Bus 1
Sylvia Murray Sylvia Murray ... Woman on Bus 2
Gary Egan Gary Egan ... Georgie
Dylan Grimes Dylan Grimes ... Georgie Jnr
Shelby Clarke Shelby Clarke ... Girl with plaits
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Marian
Mary Murray ... Orla
Paul Roe Paul Roe ... Wayne
Thomas Farrell Thomas Farrell ... Sleeping Bag Boy
Pierre Rodgers Pierre Rodgers ... Man in car
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Storyline

2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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$313,973
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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While shooting this movie, the director also had to keep shooting commercial video clips, his regular money job, because of the very low film budget. See more »

Goofs

When Adam is high on heroin and lying down on a street bench (1hr07), the closeup of his eye shows a partially dilated pupil. Heroin would cause the pupils to contract to pinpricks. See more »

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You do drugs...you die

Everybody in the world ought to know that. Yet there are still people who do. Adam and Paul proves this as well as showing the hopeless deprivation homeless junkies exist in. It's not depressing, unless you're a junkie yourself and are heading in that direction.

In the course of one single day, Adam and Paul try to scam their way through hunger, friends and their relentless need for more heroin. They are clueless, zombified and about as dead as living people get. It's hard to feel sorry for them, in fact you'll probably feel as much contempt for them as their former friends (hardly first-class citizens themselves) do when they show up and mooch.

If you think your life is crap then you need only to compare it to Adam and Paul to cheer yourself up. And if you were ever tempted by drugs then this film ought to put you off that curiosity.


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