The Young Offenders

Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff mustaches. Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth 7 million euro, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find a missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives....But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.
Director(s): Peter Foott
Production: Vico Films
  11 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

the country's largest ever

drug seizure.

The floating bales of cocaine

have attracted

what the Gardai are referring

to as 'treasure hunters'

hoping to hit the jackpot.

- Where's that going on?

- Three Castle Head.

It's the biggest treasure hunt

in the history of the state.

Look at them lads.

Gardai warn that any of these

so-called 'treasure hunters'

will be serving

guaranteed jail time.

Are you gonna pay me this time?

Don't I always pay you?

I've never seen someone

so passionate about hating

as Mam is about hating Jock.

Oh, Christ.

There's loads of animals

in here, aren't there?

It's a market, Jock.

Jock, on the other hand,

loves me mam.

Ah, f*ck it, Jock!

- Does it hurt?

- Yeah, it does hurt!

I tell him she's only joking

when she says mean things

so he doesn't get

his feelings hurt.

- See that?

- Yeah?

That's called a suckerfish.

That's gonna be

your nickname in prison.

That's a good one!

Your mam's hilarious!

Aye, she's always

having a craic with you.

I know, but it's brilliant,

isn't it?

If you're gonna mindlessly

mimic someone,

could you at least pick someone

who's got half a fucking brain?

Alright, mate?

Up yours, Mrs MacSweeney.

I hope you have a shit day.

Mam's always going on about

me mimicking Jock.

I mean, yeah, we have

similar haircuts,

but that's just the fashion.

Aside from that, we have our

own individual shit going on.

Jock's always coming up with

interesting things to do,


Just got hold of

100 smoke bombs.

Wanna let 'em off in school?

And this was the best one yet.

That means that one bale

is worth 7 million euros.

- 7 million?!

- Each one, yeah!

Do you know how many zeros

that is after 7 million?


Yeah, fucking thousands of

zeros! It's so much money!

Ah, but what if

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Peter Foott

Peter Foott (born September 29, 1976) is an award-winning Irish director, producer and screenwriter known for his work on The Young Offenders. more…

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