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Jump (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 8 June 2012 (UK)
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Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by stranger Pearse on New Year's Eve, a night that will change both their lives forever.

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Kieron J. Walsh

Writers:

Steve Brookes (screenplay), Kieron J. Walsh (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nichola Burley ... Greta
Martin McCann ... Pearse Kelly
Charlene McKenna ... Marie
Ciarán McMenamin ... Ross
Valene Kane ... Dara
Richard Dormer ... Johnny
Packy Lee ... Jack
Lalor Roddy ... Frank Feeney
Jonathan Harden ... Richie
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ... Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Buchanan ... Peter
Paul Kennedy ... Eamonn
Keith McErlean ... Sean Kelly
Andrew Stanford Andrew Stanford ... Lorcan
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Jump follows the lives of four twenty-something's whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve in a night of fast talk, wild coincidence and intrigue. The unseen yet crucial occurrence of this tale is the strange disappearance of Eddie Kelly, which hangs over the city like a dark cloud. Kelly's 'disappearance' at the hands of crime boss Frank Feeney's men links our four main characters, triggering a sequence of events which ultimately has life changing consequences for each of them. Feeney's daughter Greta is severely depressed and is intent on taking her own life. Pearse is on a mission to get answers about his missing brother Eddie and will stop at nothing until he gets to the truth. Johnny, a small time crook who works for Feeney, and Marie, a frustrated shop assistant, are both looking for a fresh start. Greta and Pearse meet each other in extraordinary circumstances on a bridge overlooking the city. Greta is there to Jump and Pearse has been beaten and dangled off the bridge by... Written by Blinder Films

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Drama

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UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (UK) See more »

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GBP1,300,000 (estimated)
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Although set on New Year's Eve in Derry/Londonderry it's obvious, especially to anyone living there, that a lot of the 'festivities' were actually filmed on Halloween. The city boasts one of the biggest Halloween parties in Europe. See more »

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[last lines]
Ross: [on finding the recovered cash has been switched with various objects] What the fuck?
[repeated line]
Ross: Holy Fuck
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21 January 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Jump is a low budget Irish film that invites comparisons with Doug Liman's 'Go.'

It is a multi narrative crime story that you see from different perspectives, time period and involves chance encounters and near misses.

It is New Year's Eve in Derry, Greta dressed like an angel and a daughter of a gangster who after a night of partying has left her friends behind and is looking to jump from a bridge.

Walking by is Pearse, bloodied after being beaten up by a gangster, looking for his dodgy brother who might have been killed but he encounters Greta and wants to stop her from jumping. As you can guess it was Greta's father who sent two of his goons to beat up Pearse.

As the film progresses we see that throughout New Years Eve, these various characters criss crossed each other and were somehow connected.

This is the type of film ushered in by Quentin Tarantino in the mid 1990s. It has a kinetic energy, some black humour, violence but the characters are thinly developed and the film has a short running time which suggests there was not much to the story.


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