Movies Everlasting Piece, An (2000, Billy Connolly, Anna Friel) Published 7 months ago on October 25, 2018 The director of Diner may have replaced wit with whimsy in his latter career, but as this accomplished comedy proves, you can never write Barry Levinson off. Set in 1980s Belfast, it follows Colm O’Neill (Barry McEvoy) in his search for work. A local psychiatric hospital – at which his girlfriend Bronagh (Anna Friel) works as a nurse – offers the young Catholic a job as the resident barber. Teaming up with his Protestant colleague George (Brian F. O’Byrne), they discover that one of the patients, nicknamed Scalper (Billy Connolly), was once a successful salesman of hairpieces. They persuade him to divulge his contacts and begin cold-calling bald men in the local area. But the entrepreneurs are stalled by their suppliers, who insist they enter into a competition with rivals Toupee or Not Toupee. The prize will be an exclusive licence to distribute wigs, but Colm and George soon have higher things on their mind when the local IRA commander and the British Army take an interest in their business, placing big orders… Trichology and the tricolor may seem ill-matched, but it’s all in the handling. A deft script – culled from the writer’s father’s career as a hairpiece salesman – balances character depth with substantial humour; the director is always at his best with ensembles, and teases good performances from the main cast, echoing his best work in the strongest moments. However, Levinson tore his own hair out in a war of words with Steven Spielberg, claiming the auteur’s company, Dreamworks, buried the movie to please the British government. ‘There’s 40 million people you could chase,’ he said of the potential Irish-American audience, ‘and what did they do? They held competitions and screenings for bald people.’ production details USA – UK | 103 minutes | 2000 Director: Barry Levinson Script: Barry McEvoy cast Pauline McLynn as Gerty Brían F. O’Byrne as George Des McAleer as Mr. Black Laurence Kinlan as Mickey Billy Connolly as Scalper Barry McEvoy as Colm Anna Friel as Bronagh Ruth McCabe as Mrs. O’Neill Anna FrielBarry LevinsonBarry McEvoyBilly ConnollyBrían F. O'ByrneComedyCrimeDes McAleerLaurence KinlanPauline McLynnRuth McCAbe Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV14 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV14 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV14 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV14 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV14 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes22 hours ago Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson(S6EP3 ABC Fri 24 May 2019) Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson: It’s a wild night out on the planet of Kitson for the... Episodes22 hours ago Whistleblower Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May 2019 on CBS WHISTLEBLOWER begins its second season on Friday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), investigating the real-life David vs. Goliath stories of... Episodes22 hours ago Warrior: They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think (S1EP8 Cinemax Fri 24 May 2019) They Don’t Pay Us Enough to Think: After a bloodbath on the streets of Chinatown, the Hop Wei and Long... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.