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A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and poorly executed couple's break-up sets off a chain of events affecting everyone in town. There's the hapless romantic and his sex-starved best friend, the hotshot detective and the crook he's after, a young girl on the rebound with an older married man — not to mention his deserted wife, an ambitious TV producer, an abandoned fiancée, a preteen trouble-maker — all of whom are unaware of how their choices are profoundly intertwined. Add a botched robbery, some brown sauce, a woman's moustache, flying rocks and dancing single seniors and you have interMission.
Drink Order: Becomes a plot point. John takes to putting brown sauce (think ketchup with malt vinegar and molasses) in his tea, and when his co-conspirators try it out of morbid curiosity they find it delicious. Later on Lehiff asks his hostage for one, and she realises he must know her ex boyfriend.
Kleptomaniac Hero: John, who stole ridiculous amounts of stuff from the supermarket in which he works. One time, he stole an entire crate of brown sauce. When he finds he can't get rid of it quickly enough, he starts putting it in his tea.
My Nayme Is: the film is called interMission. If anyone can figure out how to make that work as a page title, go to it.
Real Men Wear Pink: Jerry: "I'm a thug. Basically my only humanising quality is my love for Celtic Mysticism."
Sexual Karma: Oscar and Sally, the two shy ones, find each other. John gets his girlfriend back when he admits that he cares about her. Sam gets back together with his wife, who's discovered she can use threats of physical violence to keep him in line. All together now - awwww.
Verbal Tic: Mr. Henderson is fond of ending his sentences with "as they say in the States".
Would Not Hit a Girl: Both this and Abuse Is Okay When It Is Female on Male are zigzagged all over the place. First, in the opening scene, Lehiff is charming a waitress when completely out of the blue he socks her in the jaw and knocks her to the ground. Later, John is furious when he treats Dierdre the same way. And on the other hand, Noeleen hitting Oscar causes him to walk out on her, but this inspires her to take out her frustration on her husband, which is Played for Laughs.