Round Ireland with a Fridge
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Round Ireland with a Fridge is a film released in September 2010 by Fridge D'Or Productions. Based on Tony Hawks' book of the same name, it was written by and stars Tony.
The movie tells the story of a disillusioned television personality whose career has stalled and who is looking for answers but doesn't know the questions. When his best friend taunts him for losing his sense of adventure Tony accepts a drunken £100 bet and sets off with his fridge as an unconventional travelling companion.
The film recreates Tony's actual 1997 journey hitchhiking around Ireland as he re-evaluated his life and career, found romance, met a wide range of bizarre characters, made many new friends and discovered that people are perfectly prepared to treat a small white domestic appliance as though it was a fully fledged person with a personality in its own right.
During the course of the film the fridge is taken surfing, christened, blessed by nuns, accompanied by a bagpiper, taken to a bachelor festival and becomes the hero of a national radio station as Tony and all those he encountered become aware of the power and philosophy of the fridge.
- Tony Hawks as himself
- Valerie O'Connor as Roisin Mulvaney
- Ed Byrne as Dylan Dale
- Sean Hughes as Brendan
- Josie Lawrence as Sandra
- Andy Taylor as Kevin
- Sara Crowe as Nicola
- Breffni McKenna as Peter
- Tomas O'Suillcabhain as Bingo
- Stephen Denver as Butch
- Susan Paterno as Karen
The film was shot in London, West Wales, the Surrey Hills and Ireland in 2009. The producers were Tony Hawks, Simon Sharkey and Greg Macmanus, the cinematographer was John Sorapure and the film editor was Mark Wybourn.
The film premiered at the Cambridge Film Festival and was released on DVD on 8 November 2010.
Tony and the fridge were presented with a certificate by the Guinness World of Records that formally recognised their endeavour's world record status for the furthest distance hitchhiked with a fridge.
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