Taglines: Piece on Earth.
Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper, to sell them his leads, the two embark on a series of house calls–always in neighborhoods that are dangerous for one or the other partner.
Then they find out they may lose their exclusive wig distributorship to competitors. Through a series of comic twists, the pair are given large orders for wigs by both sides of the Protestant / Catholic conflict. Should they compromise their principles in order to keep their business? Will it destroy their friendship? Could one of their wigs in the hands of the IRA actually put one or both of them in jail or even get them killed?
An Everlasting Piece is a 2000 American comedy film. The movie was directed by Barry Levinson. It was written by and starred Barry McEvoy. The plot involves two wig salesmen, one Catholic and one Protestant, who live in war-torn Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the mid-1980s. The supporting cast includes comedian Billy Connolly as an patient in a psychiatric hospital. McEvoy based the screenplay on the adventures of his father as a toupée peddler to both sides in the midst of the conflict. The movie was shot on location in both Belfast and Dublin.
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Starring: Barry McEvoy, Brían F. O’Byrne, Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn, Ruth McCabe, Laurence Kinlan, Billy Connolly, David Pearse, Seamus Ball, Enda Oates
Screenplay by: Barry McEvoy
Production Design by:
Cinematography by: Nathan Crowley
Film Editing by: Stu Linder
Costume Design by: Joan Bergin
Set Decoration by: Laura Bowe
Art Direction by: Joan Bergin
Music by: Hans Zimmer
MPAA Rating: R for language.
Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures (USA), Columbia Pictures
Release Date: December 25, 2000