Coney Island Baby (2003)





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American film producer Amy Hobby makes her feature debut as a director with the independent romantic comedy Coney Island Baby. Shot on digital video, the film takes place in a small section of Sligo, Ireland, affectionately known as Coney Island. Small time hooligan Billy Hayes (screenwriter Karl Geary) returns to the town after spending a year abroad in New York. His plan is to get back with his ex-girlfriend Bridget McGovern (Laura Fraser) and eventually return to the States, where they can run a gas station together. Even though he claims he's a changed man, the townsfolk aren't happy to see him again and Bridget is already set to marry another guy. After buying a potato-chip delivery truck and reuniting with his salesman dad (Tom Hickey), Billy runs into his old lowlife friends who are plotting a big scam. Coney Island Baby was screened at the2003 Newport International Film Festival, where Hobby won the Jury Award for Best First Time Director.
Art House & International , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Karl Geary
as Billy Hayes
Laura Fraser
as Bridget
Hugh O'Conor
as Satchmo
Andy Nyman
as Franko
Tom Hickey
as Mr. Hayes
Thor McVeigh
as Magician
Marian Quinn
as Mrs. Boyle
Pat McCabe
as Cab Driver
Patrick McCabe
as Cab Driver
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A great film!

Leo L
Leo L

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Gotta LOVE the multi-talented, beautiful Irishman, Karl Geary, for writing, directing & starring in this one! Unique. Not the same old Romantic-Comedy.

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