Mickybo and Me

Synopsis: Based on the play of the same name the film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Terry Loane
Production: Universal Studios Inc.
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
95 min

Come on. Lift your feet.

Back in 1970,

the whole world knew

that Belfast was a divided city.


were turning into ghettos,

but I knew nothing about all that.

- Are you going dancing tonight, Dad?

- I am, son, aye.

You must love dancing, Dad.

I do, yeah.

How come

you don't like dancing, Mummy?

I'm a hopeless dancer, JonJo.

I have two left feet.

I'd only embarrass your dad.

Your mother's

more of a home bird, JonJo.

My world was no bigger

than four walls and a few quiet streets.

But that was before I met Mickybo.

- How are you, Dad?

- Go on, Son, show 'em who's boss.

Hold it. Hold it.

Will you catch yourself on, son.

Are you a man or a frigging wee girl?

Dad, next time

can we bring Mum for an ice-cream?

She can sit with me

when you're away doing the messages.

No, your mother's

not to know about this.

- This is our wee secret.

- Why, Dad?

If she knew you were eating ice-cream

before lunch, she'd do her nut.

- Aye, Dad, she would.

- That's why, Son.

Anyway, she doesn't even like ice-cream.

There's my bus.

See you after work, Son.

And go straight home, JonJo.

Help us.

- I've got you now, you thieving git.

- Run, he's got a big knife.

Little bastards, come back.

Run! Run!

- How did you do that?

- What?

I'm the fastest in my school.

I've never been beaten before.

You said run, so I ran.

Where are you from?

Up the road. Where do you live?

Over the bridge.

Are you in a gang?

Me and you could get Gank and Fartface,

kick 'em up the balls,

get me bike back.

- Who?

- From my road. They always chase me.

They stole my new Chopper bike.

But I stole their ball.

- Lend us this. Give you it back later.

- When?

After lunch. Down Palestine Street.

There's a broken van outside.

It's my da's.

The bridge was the dividing line

between us and them.

The Protestant and the Catholic.

I'd been told a million times

not to cross it.

The other side

was like the other side of the world.

Hello, love.

Who is it, Ma?

- Is it Mickybo you're looking for?

- Uh-huh.

It's a terrible thing, but we

had to sell him to the Gypsies.

Broke my heart.

But what had to be done, had to be done.

Come in.

No, no, darling, you sit your ground.

Sure, you must be exhausted.

Come in, son. You're just in time

for feeding time at the zoo.

My ma is nuts. Don't mind her.

Sit at the table.

I'll get you some toast.

- He's not hungry, Ma.

- Orange squash, then?

- He's not thirsty.

- Not that. Leave that.

That's for your father.

It's all that's left. A biscuit?

I told you, Ma.

He's not hungry. We're going out.

Can I have his biscuit, Ma?

Are you boys off adventuring

up the Amazon jungles today?

Well, better mind out

for those cannibals.

They'll eat you as soon as look at you.

Or are you conquering Everest? Huh?

Well, don't forget your woolly gloves.

- Mum!

- What? What is it, girls?

Nothing. Just wanted to say

lunch was lovely.

Well, they don't call me

Fanny Craddock for nothing, ladies.

You're not local, son.

- Where did our Micky find you at?

- Up over the bridge, missus.

- Does your mother allow you down here?

- Uh-huh.

Come on, we shouldn't be here.

How's that for you?

Oh, Sidney.

You're so strong.

Come on. Have you never seen

someone having a shag before?

Catch that, Torch Woman.

Go on, aim for her head.

Wee bastards.

Sidney, they're at it again!

Think you used enough dynamite?

Most of this is true.

And all of it blazes with action.

You've never met a pair

like Butch and Sundance.

They robbed trains, looted banks...

- Manos arriba!

- They got 'em up.

You're so smart, you read it.

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