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Ordinary Decent Criminal

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Ordinary Decent Criminal is a classic gangster movie in modern-day Ireland. It follows the extraordinary adventures of a Robin Hood character, Michael Lynch, a thief, bigamist, liar, and criminal genius who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Michael is suave, sardonic, and sexy. When his leather-clad figure weaves its way through the Dublin traffic on a powerful motorbike, people stare in awe. He loves his two wives who happen to be sisters, his wild kids, his gang, and, most of all, his way of life. He has ...
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Overview

Ordinary Decent Criminal is a classic gangster movie in modern-day Ireland. It follows the extraordinary adventures of a Robin Hood character, Michael Lynch, a thief, bigamist, liar, and criminal genius who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Michael is suave, sardonic, and sexy. When his leather-clad figure weaves its way through the Dublin traffic on a powerful motorbike, people stare in awe. He loves his two wives who happen to be sisters, his wild kids, his gang, and, most of all, his way of life. He has two fundamental beliefs: be loyal to your own and the hell with the establishment. As his ego gets bigger and bigger, he enjoys his notoriety more than the cash it brings. Determined to break him, the police increases its harassment of the whole gang, as Michael makes a mistake that could threaten his good name with the public and his reliability as a bread-winner. But he recovers his equilibrium in time to dream up a final grand scheme to survive the trap set for him. The story is reminiscent of John Boorman's The General about a similar real-life character, Martin Cahill, also a Robin Hood married to two sisters. The impressive cast includes Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, and Peter Mullan, the tragic hero of My Name is Joe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • UPC: 786936219173
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Spacey Michael Lynch
Linda Fiorentino Christine Lynch
Peter Mullan Stevie
Stephen Dillane Det. Sgt. Noel Quigley
Helen Baxendale Lisa
David Hayman Tony
Tim Loane
Patrick Malahide
Gerard McSorley
Colin Farrell Gang Member
Technical Credits
Thaddeus O'Sullivan Director
Damon Albarn Score Composer
William Anderson Editor
Tony Burrough Production Designer
Paul Carr Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Cavendish Producer
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
John Hubbard Casting
Ros Hubbard Casting
James Mitchell Executive Producer
Martha O'Neill Co-producer
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Christine Ruppert Executive Producer
Deborah Saban Asst. Director
Gerard Stembridge Screenwriter
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