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    Unique ID Code: 0000029177
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 15/1/2002 19:27
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    An Everlasting Piece (UK)

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In the tradition of Waking Ned and Billy Elliot, An Everlasting Piece is a wicked and witty original comedy from Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, Sleepers).
    Set against the turbulent backdrop of Belfast in the 1980s, two unlikely business partners,the Catholic Colm (Barry McEvoy) and Protestant George (Brian F. O`Byrne) convince a criminally insane wig salesman known as `The Scalper`, played by the highly entertaining Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown), to sell them his inside information on the wig industry. The pair then set out to corner the incredibly competitive toupee market using whatever means necessary to make their venture a roaring success.

    What follows is a hilarious rollercoaster ride as the pair fight an uphill battle against some stiff competition, their religious differences and, of course, each other!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Production Notes
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

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    Directed By:
    Barry Levinson

    Written By:

    Laurence Kinlan
    Ruth McCabe
    Pauline McLynn
    Anna Friel
    Barry McEvoy

    Casting By:
    Ros Hubbard
    John Hubbard

    Soundtrack By:
    Hans Zimmer

    Director of Photography:
    Seamus Deasy

    Stu Linder

    Costume Designer:
    Joan Bergin

    Production Designer:
    Nathan Crowley

    Paula Weinstein
    Barry Levinson
    Mark Johnson
    James Flynn
    Louis DiGiaimo
    Lou DiGiaimo Jr.
    Tiffany Daniel
    Blair Daily

    Executive Producer:
    Patrick McCormick

    Columbia Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    I`ve never heard about this movie. It`s no wonder, since it was overlooked by audiences around the world, gaining just over 75000$.
    However, I was pleasantly surprised. This turned out to be a nice little comedy with loveable characters.
    The video transfer is average. While there are no compression signs at all, the dark scene reveal "dirty" blacks and some grain.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very adequate for this kind of a movie. The surrounds are used occasionally for some sound effects. While the closing titles appear, some very nice Irish music is played in DD 5.1.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include some production notes. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a nice story and quite an enjoyable movie, but a rather average disk.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/1/2002 20:38
    8 / 10
    As a native of Belfast, I must admit to thoroughly enjoying this movie.

    Genuine Belfast locations were the most welcome change from the glut of "Troubles" movies to grace our screens since the mid-90`s although the accents of some of the characters left a lot to be desired.

    Having lived through the `80`s in Belfast, the real darkness of those days was not realised by the movie makers. Perhaps this was due to the writer/actor`s exile to the US at an early age. Plus the storyline of Anna Friel`s character, coming from a Republican/Nationalist background, taking a severe and hypocritical umbrage to the decision to supply wigs to the "provos" while gladly supplying them to "the brits" would have got both herself and the salesmen executed in real life.

    However, an enjoyable romp and well worth a second watch.
    posted by M1ckr1ck on 7/2/2003 14:05