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Disco Pigs Details


A friendship between two young people grows into a dangerous obsession in this drama based on the acclaimed stage play by Enda Walsh. Darren (Cillian Murphy) and Sinead (Elaine Cassidy) were born moments apart in the same hospital in a small Irish community. Nicknamed "Pig" and "Runt," Darren and Sinead grew up next door to each other and became inseparable friends while they were still toddlers; at the age of 16, their bond is even stronger than ever. However, Darren and Sinead also have a fondness for making trouble, and over the years Darren has developed a taste for violence; one of his favorite pranks is to have Sinead flirt with a man at the local disco, and then storm up, posing as her jealous boyfriend, and start a fight. Several people in town feel there's something not entirely healthy about Darren and Sinead's relationship, and Sinead's parents are persuaded to send her away to a school in the northern part of Ireland. Darren's attachment to Sinead grows only more intense in her absence, and in time he runs away to find Sinead and bring her back, only to discover she's made a new best friend, Mags (Tara Lynne O'Neill). Disco Pigs was the first feature from Kirsten Sheridan, whose father is veteran filmmaker Jim Sheridan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 5, 2001


Elaine Cassidy
as Sinead ("Runt")
Cillian Murphy
as Darren ("Pig")
Geraldine O'Rawe
as Runt's Mam
Eleanor Methven
as Pig's Mam
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Runt's Dad
Darren Healy
as Marky
Tara O'Neil
as Mags


Kirsten Sheridan
Ed Guiney
Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh
Play Author
Igor Jadue-Lillo
Maurice Seezer
Composer (Music Score)
Gavin Friday
Composer (Music Score)
Zoe MacLeod
Production Designer
Leslie Oakley
Art Director
Sophie Janson
Associate Producer
Stephen Evans
Executive Producer
Angus Finney
Executive Producer
Rod Stoneman
Executive Producer
Lorna Mugan
Costume Designer
Mervyn Moore
Sound/Sound Designer
Maureen Hughes