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Six Shooter (2004)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | February 2005 (UK)
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Gleeson ... Donnelly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Kid (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
David Wilmot ... Man
Aisling O'Sullivan Aisling O'Sullivan ... Woman
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Chief Guard
Domhnall Gleeson ... Cashier
David Murray ... Doctor
Tadgh Conroy Tadgh Conroy ... Young Kid
David Pearse ... Short Man
Ann McFarlane Ann McFarlane ... Donnelly's Wife
John Wallace John Wallace ... Junior Garda
Richard Nisbet Richard Nisbet ... Garda
Mick Horan Mick Horan ... Kid's Dad
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Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A black and bloody Irish comedy

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was shot on a real train. The crew could shoot on it between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. after which it had to be cleaned for the evening commute. See more »

Quotes

Donnelly: Anyone sittin' here?
Kid: Oh aye, there's hundreds of fella's like... Look at them.
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Connections

Featured in 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary Blues
Traditional, sometimes credited as written by Irving Mills (as Joe Primrose)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by The White Stripes
Usage courtesy of XL Recording/Beggars Banquet
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Unusual, unpredictable 30 minute short
4 February 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Your appreciation of SIX SHOOTER, a 30 minute Irish short by IN BRUGES director Martin McDonagh, largely depends on your tolerance for black comedy. I thought myself a fan of it, but after some of the subject matter played for laughs here - including cot death - I'm not so sure. Much of the material left me cold.

Looks-wise, it's certainly a professional production, pitched just right and utilising a moving train carriage as an effective backdrop to the ongoing events. Brendan Gleeson is as good as ever he's been playing Donnelly, a grieving husband encountering some decidedly odd situations on board what should be an uneventful train journey. Unfortunately, much of the film revolves around Ruaidhri Conroy's ne'er-do-well Kid, and I found him so unpleasant and repulsive that much of my enjoyment was taken away as a result.

Still, the acting is strong all around, the use of stark violence is effective and despite everything this feature comes away with a broad dash of Irish charm which works in its favour.


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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Shooter See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wexford, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

GBP125,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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