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Very Extremely Dangerous

Director: Paul Duane


Exhilarating, compelling, at times harrowing, Very Extremely Dangerous tells a story unlike few other Irish documentaries. Irish director Paul Duane takes a frightening, fascinating journey into the mad world of Jerry McGill, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roller from Memphis who left behind a promising career in music to concentrate his energy on a fully-fledged gun-toting, drug-taking life of crime. Duane picks up his story as McGill emerges from prison years later and, after finding out he has a serious illness, decides to finally record a follow up to his 1959 single, Lovestruck. However McGill is no reformed character, and Duane finds himself on the road with an ex-con seemingly hell-bent on destruction.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.

For more information on Very Extremely Dangerous, see these IFI blogs from director Paul Duane and critic Marcus O’Sullivan

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