Trojan Eddie


1h 43m 1996

Brief Synopsis

John Power is the leader of the local travellers who has settled into small-town life with a fancy car and string of business interests. Trojan Eddie has worked for Power since leaving prison and is employed as a salesman. Selling is what Eddie does best. From the back of his Trojan van, Eddie sell

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Angel Studios; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Irish Film Board
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Filmfour
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

John Power is the leader of the local travellers who has settled into small-town life with a fancy car and string of business interests. Trojan Eddie has worked for Power since leaving prison and is employed as a salesman. Selling is what Eddie does best. From the back of his Trojan van, Eddie sells, with Power's nephew Dermot as his assistant. Meanwhile, Power has become obsessed with a young girl, Kathleen, who is more than half his age. Dermot, on the other hand, has also been seeing Kathleen and trouble ensues after she accepts John Power's proposal of marriage. At the reception, Dermot and Kathleen slip out with the 11,000 pound cash dowry. Now on the run from Power, Dermot and Kathleen have to hide, leading Eddie to proposed that they split the money and start a business, freeing them both from Power's economic stranglehold.

Crew

Liam Agar

Other

Russ Bailey

Construction Manager

Niamh Barry

Assistant Art Director

Danny Blain

Honeywagon Driver

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Emma Burge

Producer

Alan Butler

Other

Allison Byrne

Assistant Costume

Seamus Byrne

Co-Producer

Maria Collins

Assistant Coordinator

Michael Collins

Assistant (To Richard Harris)

Tara Connaughton

Assistant (To Stephen Rea)

Fiona Connon

Makeup

Louis Conroy

Gaffer

Frank Conway

Production Designer

Dee Corcoran

Chief Hairdresser

Bernard Corish

Construction Standby Driver

Audrey Corr

Props Coordinator

Dougal Cousins

Location Manager

Noel Cullen

Best Boy

Wayne Cullen

Dining Bus Driver

Joe Curtis

Other

John De Borman

Director Of Photography

Richie Douglas

Camera Car Driver

Gabby Dowling

Assistant Art Director

Jimmy Doyle

Electrical Driver

Colin Duffin

Minibus

Pecker Dunne

Song Performer ("Tinker'S Lullaby")

Penne Dunne

Song ("Tinker'S Lullaby")

Mick Flood

Dressing Prop

Teresa Gantly

Other

Russell Gleeson

Camera Trainee

David Grennan

Other

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Dave Harris

Sound Trainee

Richard Harris

Song Performer ("Don'T Laugh At Me 'Cos I'M A Fool")

Andrew Hegarty

3rd Assistant Director

Jonathan Hession

Stills Photographer

Bernard Hickie

Dressing Props Trainee

John Hubbard

Casting (Hubbard Casting)

Gerry Johnston

Special Effects

Dolores Keane

Song Performer ("Love Makes A Fool Of You")

John E Keane

Music

Anthony Kelly

Stagehand

Austin Kelly

Wardrobe Bus Driver

John Paul Kelly

Art Director

Liam Kelly

Other

Sandra Kelly

Hair

Caroline Kennedy

Unit Publicist

Emma Locke

Wardrobe Trainee

Stephen Macavin

Trainee Standby Prop

Gillies Mackinnon

Song Performer ("Just A Little More Time")

Ian Madden

Electrician

John Mcdowell

Makeup Bus Driver

Graham Mcglashin

Catering Driver

Teresa Mcgrane

Production Accountant

Aislin Mcguckin

Song Performer ("O The Brickely Bush")

Rhona Mcguirke

Wardrobe Mistress

Kevin Menton

Executive Producer

Frank Moiselle

Assistant Accountant

Terry Mulligan

Electrician

Shane Munnelly

Dressing Props Driver

Eamonn Murphy

Other

John W Murphy

Camera Grip

Suzanne Nicell

2nd Assistant Director

William O'brien

Other

Stephen O'connell

Assistant Editor

Carmel O'connor

Production Buyer

Hilda O'connor

Production Trainee

Maria O'connor

Location Assistant

James O'meara

Standby Stagehand

Martha O'neill

1st Assistant Director

Pat O'neill

Sound Editor

Peter O'toole

Other

Conrad Phillips

Props Standby Driver

Steve Price

Music Mixer

Linda Quinn

Song Performer ("Maids When You'Re Young")

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Gerard Richardson

Other

Billy Roche

Song; Song Arranger ("O The Brickely Bush"), Songs ("Love Makes A Fool Of You" "Just A Little More Time")

Billy Roche

Screenwriter

Morag Ross

Chief Makeup

Maggie Scobbie

Assistant Wardrobe

Noleen Sharkey

Catering Supervisor

Catherine Siggins

Art Department Trainee

Rod Stoneman

Executive Producer

Scott Thomas

Editor

Clodagh Tierney

Assistant (To Gilles Mackinnon)

Stuart Townsend

Song ("O The Brickely Bush")

Clarke Tracy

4-Wheel Drive

June Tremayne

Song ("Don'T Laugh At Me 'Cos I'M A Fool")

Fats Waller

Song ("Old Man Trouble")

Breda Walsh

Production Coordinator

Noel Walsh

Stand-By Prop

Alan J. Wands

Executive Producer

Gavin Ward

Trainee Assistant Director

Nigel Warren-green

Executive Producer

Dave Whelan

Chargehand Carpenter

Simon Willis

Sound Recordist

Aad Wirtz

Dubbing Mixer

Norman Wisdom

Song ("Don'T Laugh At Me 'Cos I'M A Fool")

Nell Wright

Trainee Assistant Director

Phillipe Zone

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Angel Studios; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Irish Film Board
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Filmfour
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the top prize at the 1996 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States September 12, 1997

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Summer August 29, 1997

Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival September 14-24, 1996.

Feature screenwriting debut for Irish playwright-novelist, Billy Roche.

Began shooting October 18, 1995.

Completed shooting December 2, 1995.

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival August 11-25, 1996.)

Released in United States Summer August 29, 1997

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival September 14-24, 1996.)

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 September 12, 1997 (Los Angeles)