• Publication date: May 23, 2011

Mickybo And Me

The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2004

MBC Max:

November 15, 2012 23:00 (KSA) ~ November 15, 2012 22:00 (CLT)

The story unravels in Belfast, Ireland circa 1970, at the outset of the violence that began to erupt at that time and plagued the country for decades.

It observes the allegorical friendship that develops between two young boys living on radically opposed sides of the city.

Micky Boyle - a consummate troublemaker and one child of many in a large Catholic family - and Johnjo, an only child torn between the attentions of his mother and his martially unfaithful father.

The two boys hatch a plot to swipe a gun and go on the lam to Australia, as outlaws ala Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.

Starring:

  • John Joe McNeill
  • Niall Wright
  • Julie Walters
  • Ciarán Hinds
  • Adrian Dunbar
  • Gina McKee

Directed by: Terry Loane

Rating: R for language and brief sexuality