I Went Down


1h 50m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Git gets out of jail and straight into trouble when he is forced into an underworld assignment by crime boss Tom French. He is teamed up with a partner, Bunny, so dastardly he once binned his own grandad. Everything goes wrong as the two traverse the badlands and the boglands, trapped with Frank Gro

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Bbc Films; Cineimage; Corbett & Keene; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Irish Film Board; Irish Film Board; Panavision, Ltd.; Peter Fitzpatrick; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; RT+ Ireland; Sales Company; Sound Design Company; Technicolor; Treasure Entertainment (Ireland); Windmill Lane; Windmill Lane Studios
Distribution Company
Shooting Gallery Pictures; Artisan Home Entertainment; Mikado Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Git gets out of jail and straight into trouble when he is forced into an underworld assignment by crime boss Tom French. He is teamed up with a partner, Bunny, so dastardly he once binned his own grandad. Everything goes wrong as the two traverse the badlands and the boglands, trapped with Frank Grogan, the world's most talkative hostage. As Bunny and Git's troubled relationship blossoms into friendship, they must face the ultimate moral dilemma... with something suspiciously like money on the other side of it.

Crew

Denise Assas

Special Thanks

Sarah Atkinson

Special Thanks

Chris Bannister

Colour Grader (Technicolor)

Niamh Barry

Assistant Art Director

Muriel Bell

Trainee Hairdresser

Andrew Boland

Music Recording Engineer

Pete Boss

Song ("Little Stevies Shuffle")

Debbie Boylan

Makeup Artist

James Boyle

Assistant Sound Editor

Stephen Bradley

Special Thanks

Brian Buckley

Props Maker

Noelette Buckley

Special Thanks

Bernice Burnside

Assistant (To Director)

Kenny Burrell

Song ("Chitlin Con Carne Alternate")

Graham Bushe

Special Effects

Paula Byrden

Special Thanks

Ronan Byrne

Song ("There Are More Things")

Mary Callery

Special Thanks

Martin Cantwell

Foley Editor

Clare Casson

Special Thanks

Oscar Castro-neves

Song ("After Sunrise")

Tasha Chapman

Script Supervisor

Pat Clafferty

Song ("Subside")

Dermot Cleary

Location Manager

David Collins

Executive Producer

Helen Connaughton

Special Thanks

Ginger Corbett

Unit Publicist (Corbett & Keene)

Seamus Corcoran

Camera Operator

John Corrigan

Special Thanks

Catherine Creed

Special Thanks

Alan Crozier

Other

Paul Cullen

Artiste Car

King Curtis

Song Performer ("Free For All" "Easy Like"), Song Performer ("Trouble In Mind")

King Curtis

Song

Derrick Dalton

Song ("Subside")

Graham Daniel

Re-Recording Mixer

Brenda Darcy

Special Thanks

Cian De Buitlear

Director Of Photography

Seamus Deasy

2nd Unit Lighting Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Shane Deasy

Other

Eamon Debuitlear

Camera Operator

Glenn Delaney

Additional Trainee Assistant Director

Romek Delimata

Storyboard Artist

Richard Devlin

Stagehand

Arthur Dick

Guitar

Adrienne Dollard

Other

Hilda Doyle

Special Thanks

Michael Doyle

Special Effects

Gerry Drew

Construction Manager

Jim Duggan

Special Thanks

Clare Duignan

Special Thanks

Anne Dunne

Hairdresser

Carole Dunne

Assistant Hairdresser

Keith Durham

Other

Fabian Bilbao Eguren

Special Thanks

Peter Elliott

Dialogue Editor

Iain Eyre

Dialogue Editor

Sheila Fahey

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jim Farrell

Electrician

Gretta Finer

Special Thanks

Peter Fitzpatrick

Insurance Broker (Sedgewick Dineen Ltd)

Barbara Flood

Production Trainee

Jack Flood

Other

James Flynn

Special Thanks

Maurice Foley

Special Effects Supervisor

Peadar Gaffney

Other

Tracey Geraghty

Special Thanks

Alan Gilmore

Other

Brian Gough

Song ("Subside")

Mary Gough

2nd Assistant Director

Gerard Griffin

Song ("Shimmer Son Like A Star")

Ken Griffin

Song ("Shimmer Son Like A Star")

Stephanie Guerrasio

Script Executive (Bbc Films)

Ed Guiney

Special Thanks

Buddy Guy

Song Performer ("We'Re Ready")

Buddy Guy

Song

Susan Harnett

Special Thanks

Barry Hay

Song ("Radar Love")

Jonathan Hession

Stills Photographer

James Hickey

Legal Adviser

James Hickey

Legal Services

Eamonn Hill

Carpenter

Fiona Hogan

Trainee Makeup

Eoin Holohan

Sound Trainee

Kevin Holohan

Special Thanks

Vicki Howe

Special Thanks

Eddie Humphries

Stand-By Carpenter

Fiona Hunt

Other

James Irwin

Other

Luke Johnston

Unit Manager

Huw Penallt Jones

Special Thanks To

Huw Jones

Special Thanks

Richard M Jones

Song ("Trouble In Mind")

Eoin Keating

Camera Trainee

Conor Kelly

Other

Eamon Kelly

Stunt Man

Liam Kelly

Other

Marty Kelly

Special Effects

Liz Kenny

Location Assistant

Eamon Keyes

Special Thanks

Mandy Kierrans

Trainee Makeup

Andrea King

Foley Artist

Pat Kirwan

Props Truck/Stand-By Vehicle

George Kooymans

Song ("Radar Love")

Claire Lambe

Trainee Makeup

Arthur Lappin

Special Thanks

Eoin Lewis

Dressing Prop

Thomas Lundy

Other

Paula Lynch

Special Thanks

Stephen Macavin

Trainee'S Standby Props

Zoe Macleod

Production Designer

James Maguire

Best Boy

Big Malkie

Art Department Handler

Philip Malone

Other

Dario Marianelli

Music Orchestrator & Conductor

Dario Marianelli

Music Composer

Davie Mayes

Electrician/Generator Operator

Fiona Mccarry

Casting Coordinator

Tom Mccullagh

Art Director

David Mcdowell

Makeup/Hair/Wardrobe Truck

Liz Mcgarry

Other

Gerard Mcgrath

Stagehand

Liam Mcgrath

Epk Camera

David Mcguinness

Song ("Kingdom In His Head")

Gerry Mcilroy

Minibus

Pat Mckane

Standby Props

John Mckenna

Other

Lesley Mckimm

Special Thanks

Conor Mcpherson

Screenwriter

Ivan Meagher

Other

Kevin Menton

Special Thanks

Ray Merrin

Re-Recording Mixer

Stephin Merritt

Song ("Lonely Highway" "Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song")

Miller

Song ("Stay In My Corner")

Brian Molloy

Carpenter

Alan Moloney

Special Thanks

Maggie Mooney

Production Manager

Jeff Moraes

Special Thanks

Lisa Mulcahy

1st Assistant Director

Gavin Murray

Construction Runaround

Stephen Murray

Song ("Shimmer Son Like A Star")

Sebastio Neto

Song ("After Sunrise")

Geraldine Nolan

Assistant Accountant

Sinead O'brien

Special Thanks

Anneliese O'callaghan

Production Coordinator

Stephen O'connell

1st Assistant Editor

Carmel O'connor

Props Buyer

Maria O'connor

3rd Assistant Director

Niamh O'dea

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gary O'donnell

Other

Pat O'donovan

Special Thanks

Rachel O'flanagan

Post-Production Supervisor

Chris O'grady

Special Thanks

Niall O'h-uadhaigh

Props Truck (Runaround/Dressing)

Sean O'hagan

Songs ("Checking In, Checking Out" "Up In The Hills" "Sparkle Up")

Grainne O'kane

Other

Finn O'leary

Song ("Subside")

Kelly-anne O'neill

Epk Sound

Wally O'sullivan

Assistant Grip

Conor O'toole

Other

Geoffrey Paget

Special Thanks

Dave Peters

Property Master

Richard Phelan

Chargehand Carpenter

Becki Ponting

Foley Editor

John Porter

Trainee Dressing Prop

John Power

Title Design

Joe Quigley

Camera Grip

Joy Quigley

Grip

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Michael Redbourn

Supervising Sound Editor

Emer Reynolds

Editor

Mark Richards

Adr Engineer

Jane Roche

Special Thanks

Amaia Rodriguez

Special Thanks

Moynihan Russell

Adr Studio (Anvil Post-Production Ltd/United Kingdom)

Sean Scott

Other

Lyle Scott-darling

Other

David Sheehy

Production Accountant

Mark Shivas

Executive Producer

Susan Smith

Special Thanks

Alan Snelling

Foley Recordist

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Rod Stoneman

Executive Producer

Kathy Strachan

Costume Designer

Derek Swan

Electrical Truck

Tony Swan

Gaffer

Paul Swann

Lab Liaison (Technicolor)

Brendan Tallon

Song ("Hello")

Ian Tapp

Adr Engineer

Coillte Teoranta

Special Thanks (Irish Forestry Board)

Clodagh Tierney

Additional Trainee Assistant Director

Eamon Tynan

Special Thanks

Robert Walpole

Producer

Brendan Walsh

Special Effects

Caitriona Walsh

Orchestra Contractor (Irish Film Orchestras)

Simon Walsh

Other

Hugh Wasson

4 In 1 Driver

Tom Weir

Special Thanks

Terence Wellings

Other

Junior Wells

Song Performer ("Chitlin Con Carne Alternate")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Anvil Post Production Inc; Bbc Films; Cineimage; Corbett & Keene; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Irish Film Board; Irish Film Board; Panavision, Ltd.; Peter Fitzpatrick; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; RT+ Ireland; Sales Company; Sound Design Company; Technicolor; Treasure Entertainment (Ireland); Windmill Lane; Windmill Lane Studios
Distribution Company
Shooting Gallery Pictures; Artisan Home Entertainment; Mikado Film; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Director at the 1997 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Actor (Brendan Gleeson) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award (Conor McPherson) at the 2000 Irish Film and Television Awards.

Winner of the Jury Prize, the New Director's Prize, and a screenwriting award (Conor McPherson) from the Spanish screenwriters organization CEC at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States July 3, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States on Video November 10, 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States Summer June 24, 1998

Awarded Best New Director and Best Screenplay at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival,

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.

Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.

Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema (in competition) in Turin, Italy November 14-22, 1997.

Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Closing Night) June 2-7, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (in competition) in Greece November 21-30, 1997.

Shown at Welsh International Film Festival November 14-23, 1997.

Began shooting September 9, 1996.

Completed shooting October 25, 1996.

TSG Pictures is the film distribution arm of The Shooting Gallery.

Released in United States 1997 (Awarded Best New Director and Best Screenplay at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival,)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 23 - May 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Coming Times: New Irish Cinema" May 28 - June 10, 1999.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at International Festival of Young Cinema (in competition) in Turin, Italy November 14-22, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) November 6-23, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (in competition) in Greece November 21-30, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Welsh International Film Festival November 14-23, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video November 10, 1998

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Florida Film Festival June 12-21, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (Closing Night) June 2-7, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer June 24, 1998

Limited Release in United States July 3, 1998