Six Shooter

Synopsis: At the hospital, a doctor gives Donnelly the bad news: his wife of many years has died. He visits her body, placing a photograph of their pet rabbit on her hands. Then, in the early morning light, he leaves and catches a train back home toward Dublin. He sits across from a young talkative man who seems to have a loose screw, making coarse observations, starting an argument with a couple in the next seats who are clearly tense with each other. Over the next few miles, Donnelly learns that all four have lost someone that night, and, in a strange turn of events, the kid bequeaths to Donnelly a gift that may ease his pain. There's a strange bond in grief.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short
Director(s): Martin McDonagh
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
NOT RATED
Year:
2004
27 min
1,504 Views


I'm sorry, Mr Donnelly...

but your wife passed away at 3:00 this morning.

Would you like to see her?

Oh. Yes. Please.

Thank you.

I'd like to stay with you longer, Mr Donnelly,

but we're awful busy.

Are you run off your feet, you are?

Two cot deaths and a woman.

Her son shot the poor head off her.

No! Is she alive or is she dead?

Ah, dead, dead.

She had no head left on her, like.

I'll leave you to it.

I don't know what to say to you, babe.

I don't know what to say.

I brought you the photo of David.

I don't know what to say.

I don't know where you are now.

Anyone sitting here?

Oh, aye, there's hundreds of fellas, like.

Look at them.

- It was a simple question.

- It was, aye.

Them are the best type of questions.

It's them hard fuckers I can't stand.

You! Here, you!

What's the matter with you?

- You seem a bit down in the dumps, like.

- Just mind your own business.

Do you hear this one?

Sure, I'm only after a bit of a chat, like.

- Chat with someone you know.

- I don't know anybody.

I haven't a friend in the world.

He's a bit huffy.

Hey, fella?

Why is it you never get tall jockeys?

Huh?

Why is it you never get tall jockeys?

They're always sort of midgety sort of fellas.

- The weight.

- I know "the weight"!

Jesus, the weight, eh?

The weight.

But what do you do if you're a tall fella

and you want to be a jockey?

It isn't fair on you, so it isn't.

Me mam always used tell us

that everybody could grow up

to be anything they wanted to be.

Now, in the case of tall fellas who want to be jockeys,

that's patently fucking untrue.

- You could show jump.

- You could show jump!

You're just clutching at fucking straws now.

You could show jump. Jesus!

You could show jump!

Dressage. There's another cunt

that gets on me fucking nerves.

Would you mind watching your bloody language?

Eh? This fella...

Jeez.

Well, I'm off to the buffet car

to get away from ye dull yokes.

Anybody want anything?

Cry Baby? No? Old fella?

- A cup of tea?

- A cup of tea, uh-huh.

No, don't get your money out 'cause if you think

I can be arsed lugging cups of tea

up and down for you,

you've got another think coming, boy. Oh, aye.

- Are you okay?

- No, I'm not okay.

Is anything the matter?

- Our son died last night. Cot death.

- Yeah. Tell everybody.

I'm sorry.

I cannot believe the gall of the ginger little bitch.

- Oh, how much do I owe you?

- Skip it.

- No, really.

- I said, skip it.

Where's the old smiley twins?

- Their son died last night.

- Did he?

Oh, my God!

Did they kill it?

- No, they didn't kill it.

- Maybe they banged it on something.

It was a cot death.

That's what they all say.

I'll bet they banged it on something.

I would if I had a kid.

Just keep banging it, like.

On something.

If he was getting on me nerves, like.

Like Marvin Gaye's dad.

I'd have shot Marvin Gaye

if I'd been Marvin Gaye's dad.

Get the cunt to shut up.

I'm surprised mams and dads

don't kill their kids more often.

'Cause most kids are fucking rotten.

I certainly am. I'm a fucking rotten kid.

- Have you got kids?

- No.

Will you have?

In the future, like?

'Cause it doesn't matter

how old you are nowadays.

Tony Curtis, he's fucking ancient

and he's still having kids.

Not Tony Curtis, who? Rod Steiger.

I'm always getting them cunts mixed up.

Rod Steiger, aye. And he's fucking 100, like.

Ah, sheep.

Did you ever shout at a sheep?

No.

Oh.

Oh, aye, here's Fred and Rosemary.

- Where are you headed? Dublin?

- Dublin, aye.

The city that never sweeps.

See, I needed some heroin and a shite accent,

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Martin McDonagh

Martin Faranan McDonagh (; born 26 March 1970) is a British-Irish playwright, screenwriter, and director. Born and brought up in London, the son of Irish parents, he holds dual British and Irish citizenship. He is among the most acclaimed living Irish playwrights. A winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, McDonagh has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, and in 2018 won three BAFTA Awards from four nominations and two Golden Globe Awards from three nominations for his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. more…

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