The Craic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the film. For the term, see Craic.
The Craic
The Craic.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Ted Emery
Produced by Marc Gracie
Written by Jimeoin
Starring Jimeoin
Alan McKee
Bob Franklin
Colin Hay
Distributed by Roadshow Entertainment
Release dates
29 April 1999
Running time
89 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

The Craic is a 1999 Australian comedy film starring Jimeoin and Alan McKee and directed by Ted Emery.


Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting work, the two fear immigration officers. McKeown happens to get selected as the bachelor on a TV dating game and wins a trip to Queensland just as the pair's apartment is raided by immigration. McKee escapes just in time and joins his friend. Meanwhile, the IRA leader is sent to Australia in a witness protection program after he gives up some of his former colleagues. The two then spend the remainder of the movie being pursued by the immigration officers and the vengeful IRA head.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review in the long-running SBS Australian TV program, The Movie Show, cinema critic David Stratton described the film as an only intermittently funny road movie.[1] Margaret Pomeranz agreed, finding the script underdeveloped, and the film itself "good-natured but really incredibly mundane".[1]

Box Office[edit]

The Craic grossed $5,265,935 at the box office in Australia.[2]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]