GenreCrime, Drama ProducerMark OConnor WriterMark OConnor LanguageEnglish
Release date24 February 2010 (2010-02-24) (Jameson Dublin)
18 March 2011 (2011-03-18) (Ireland) Initial releaseMarch 18, 2011 (Republic of Ireland) CastPeter Coonan (Dots), Dan Hyland (Liam), Stephen Jones (Scratchcard) Similar moviesKing of the Travellers (2012), The Front Line (2006), Perriers Bounty (2009), Flick (2000), Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
Between the canals trailer release date march 18th 2011
Between the Canals is an Irish crime film written and directed by Mark O'Connor.
The film follows three small-time criminals as they pinball their way about Dublin on a boozy Saint Patrick's Day. Liam (Dan Hyland) is plotting an escape from minor villainy. Dave (Peter Coonan) hopes to move up the criminal pecking order, while Scratcher (Stephen Jones) seems happy to coast.
Peter Coonan as Dave Fennel
Dan Hyland as Liam Mulligan
Stephen Jones as Scratcher
Damien Dempsey as Paul Chambers
The film was shot in a speedy, mobile style around Sheriff Street, Dublin.
The film premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on 24 February 2010. It was released in Irish cinemas on 18 March 2011.
The film has received strongly positive reviews. The Irish Times stated "Inner-city Dublin has often been the subject of Irish films, but few previous releases have got so close to the exhaust fumes, car alarms and fag ash." Entertainment.ie called it "a rough-and-ready drama that's a cross between Mean Streets and La Haine."