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Shimmy Marcus


Edition 2003
85' - 2003 - Action, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Shimmy Marcus Composer: The Fun Loving Criminals With: Steven Berkoff, Moira Deady, Tom Hickey, John Kavanagh
Set against the backdrop of the Celtic Tiger economy Headrush is a quirky, contemporary, black caper/crime comedy about two young guys, Charlie and T-Bag, who hope to solve all their problems by working for a notorious Underworld Criminal, The Uncle. Down on his luck Charlie has been kicked off the dole, had his electricity cut off, and been dumped by his girlfriend Vicky. His best friend T-Bag has never had a girlfriend and the boys are convinced only money will change their depressing situation. The boys hear through their dealer Blowback that The Uncle is looking for new drug mules, so Charlie conceives an elaborate scam to smuggle a consignment of Cocaine back from Amsterdam. Headrush is a story about frustration, fear, and friendship. Charlie is a lost soul in a society riddled with corruption, political distrust and a preoccupation with making money. Trying to cope with problems he brings of himself, he seems on an inevitable slide that takes him deeper and deeper into a world with fatal consequences.

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Shimmy Marcus


The Fun Loving Criminals


Steven Berkoff, Moira Deady, Tom Hickey, John Kavanagh


Shimmy Marcus

Director of Photography

Owen McPolin


Joe Marcus


Edwina Forkin

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Countries of production

Ireland, United Kingdom



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