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Saltwater (2000)






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Trendy young playwright and screenwriter Conor McPherson (I Went Down, 1997) makes his directing debut with this understated comedy. Widowed fish-and-chips shop owner George Beneventi (Brian Cox) lives in a sleepy coastal town along with his three children. Eldest son Frank (Peter McDonald) helps with the shop, college student Carmel (Valerie Spelman) is involved with a lecherous philosophy professor, and younger brother Joe (Laurence Kinlan) causes trouble at school. Being the off-season, George is having a hard time gathering the funds to pay his smooth but deadly bookie, "Simple" Simon McCurdie (Brendan Gleeson). Frank, who seethes with the knowledge that his dad is indebted to the thug, stages an inept though miraculously successful robbery of the criminal's lair. Meanwhile, Joe befriends Damien, the new kid in town, only to discover that his pal is a psychopath. This film was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Conor McPherson
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Peter McDonald
as Frank Beneventi
Brian Cox
as George Beneventi
Brendan Gleeson
as "Simple" Simon McCur...
Gina Moxley
as Sgt. Duggan

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 16, 2001

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Full Review… | December 10, 2001
Shadows on the Wall

Full Review… | April 10, 2001
Empire Magazine

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