Between the Canals
|Between the Canals|
|Directed by||Mark O'Connor|
|Written by||Mark O'Connor|
|Starring||Peter Coonan, Dan Hyland, Stephen Jones, Damien Dempsey|
|Irish Film Board|
|Running time||88 minutes|
The film follows three small-time criminals as they pinball their way about Dublin on a boozy Saint Patrick's Day. Liam (Dan Hyland) is plotting an escape from minor villainy. Dave (Peter Coonan) hopes to move up the criminal pecking order, while Scratcher (Stephen Jones) seems happy to coast.
- Peter Coonan as Dave Fennel
- Dan Hyland as Liam Mulligan
- Stephen Jones as Scratcher
- Damien Dempsey as Paul Chambers
The film was shot in a speedy, mobile style around Sheriff Street, Dublin.
The film has received strongly positive reviews. The Irish Times stated "Inner-city Dublin has often been the subject of Irish films, but few previous releases have got so close to the exhaust fumes, car alarms and fag ash."  Entertainment.ie called it "a rough-and-ready drama that's a cross between Mean Streets and La Haine." 
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