Producer: Michael Garland. Writers: Vinny Murphy, Mark Stewart.
Stuart Sinclair Blyth, Gavin Kelty, Mary Murray, Georgine McKevitt
Johnny T (Stuart Sinclair Blyth) finds his love of joyriding can be used to fulfil his dream of emigrating to Barcelona in this stylish 1990s feature. As his friends tire of his feud with Dublin madman Whacker (Gavin Kelty), they propose a dangerous, thrilling solution: an illegal race from Belfast to Dublin with a huge cash prize awaiting the winner. As all sorts quickly sign up the prize – and the risk – grows in a race that gets the attention of police, criminals, and even the military. Partly a Hollywood-style car-chase thriller, Accelerator is also a drama about teenagers whose interests – mostly joyriding, arcades, and films – are smartly observed.
86 minutes, UK, 2000, Colour
13.00 (OC), 18.00
AN CAILÍN CIÚIN
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: LOOK UP! IT’S AER LINGUS
RÓISE & FRANK
SEE HOW THEY RUN
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council