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Director Barry Levinson attempts to repeat the success of several recent, low-budget British imports such as The Full Monty (1997), Waking Ned Devine (1998), and Saving Grace (2000) with this comedy about a pair of prison barbers trying to make a success of a hairpiece business in Northern Ireland. Colm (Barry McEvoy), a Catholic, and George (Brian F. O'Byrne), a Protestant, are friends who toil away in a lackluster job cutting the hair of convicts in a prison for the insane where Colm's girlfriend Bronagh (Anna Friel) also works. When the two lads hear of a prisoner nicknamed The Scalper (Billy Connolly), they learn that he was the only seller of hairpieces in the country, and decide to begin crafting their own toupees for sale as a way to start their own business. As they ply their wares through the war-torn country, the friends are not above using their respective religions to make sales, but competition soon arrives in the form of Toupee or Not Toupee, a rival company, and a race to be the first outfit to sell 30 units quickly ensues. Politics, business, and religious beliefs soon intersect to cause big trouble for both men. Actor McEvoy also wrote the script for An Everlasting Piece, loosely basing his character on his real-life father. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 2000

Crew

Barry Levinson
Director
Barry Levinson
Producer
Louis Di Giaimo
Producer
Paula Weinstein
Producer
Barry McEvoy
Screenwriter
Seamus Deasy
Cinematographer
Allan Mason
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Stu Linder
Editor
Nathan Crowley
Production Designer
Padraig O'neill
Art Director
Mark Lowry
Art Director
James Flynn
Co-producer
Morgan O'Sullivan
Co-producer
Patrick McCormick
Executive Producer
Laura Bowe
Set Designer
Joan Bergin
Costume Designer
Kieran Horgan
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Beggs
Sound/Sound Designer
Liz Gill
First Assistant Director
Ros Hubbard
Casting
John Hubbard
Casting
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