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When MTV branched out to Europe on 1 August 1987, the band's "Money for Nothing" was the very first video to be aired for the launch. The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" had been used for the premiere of MTV in the US on 1 August 1981. See more trivia »

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Argo
Argo Soundtrack
(2012)
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz Soundtrack
(2007)
Desperado
Desperado Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 Despicable Me 3 (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2016-2017 Masters Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 2017: Day 8, Part 2 (2017) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
- 2016: Day 8, Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2016 Final Score (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.4 (2016) ... (performer: "Walk of Life" - uncredited)
 2016 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day 14, Part 3 (2016) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2016 Everybody Wants Some!! (performer: "Hand In Hand")
 2016 Snooker: Coral Welsh Open (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day Six - Part 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2016 The Rack Pack (performer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
 2016 Atmos the Addict (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Addergeist (2016) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2015 A Study in Fear (TV Series) (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2015 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015 Premiere (2015) ... (performer: "Twisting by the Pool" - uncredited)
 2015 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2015 Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- La juventud canta y baila (2015) ... (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2015 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cowboy Country (2015) ... (performer: "Romeo and Juliet" - uncredited)
 2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2014 UK Championship Snooker (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Second Round: Part 1 (2014) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
 2014 The Last Ship (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El Toro (2014) ... (writer: "Ride Across a River" - uncredited)
 2014 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Alarm (2014) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- World of Fail (2013) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- There's Something I Need to Tell You... (2012) ... (performer: "Water of Love" - uncredited)
- The Situation (2010) ... (performer: "Water of Love")
 2012/I Shell (performer: "Walk of Life")
 2012 Argo (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Take on Me (2012) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2012 Luck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (performer: "Walk of Life")
- L'Empordà (2010) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2011 Total Wipeout (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2011) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2010 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Video Game) (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 4 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing")
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2010 Der letzte Bulle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ich hab sie alle gehabt (2010) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2008-2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #5.20 (2009) ... (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
- Episode #5.9 (2009) ... (performer: "Walk of Life")
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2008 What Just Happened (performer: "Brothers in Arms")
 2007 Brooklyn Rules (performer: "Walk Of Life")
 2007 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Gambling (2007) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2007 Hot Fuzz (performer: "Romeo and Juliet")
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ice Cream of Margie: With the Light Blue Hair (2006) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2006 The Benchwarmers (performer: "Walk of Life")
 2006 Two Tickets to Paradise (performer: "Walk of Life", "Your Latest Trick")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Y2K (2006) ... (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Toldot (2006) ... (performer: "News", "Follow Me Home", "Single Handed Sailor", "Where Do You Think You're Going?")
 2006 Ha-Shminiya (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Patmos (2006) ... (performer: "Private Investigations" - uncredited)
 2005 Brothers in Arms (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Brothers in Arms", "Money for Nothing", "Lions", "Sultans of Swing", "Walk of Life" - uncredited)
 2004 Tooth (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) ("Money for Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies*")
 2001 Spy Game (performer: "Brothers in Arms")
  The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Two Cathedrals (2001) ... (performer: "Brothers in Arms") / (writer: "Brothers in Arms")
 2000 Super Speedway (Documentary) (performer: "Once Upon a Time in the West")
 1999 Komodo (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 1999 200 Cigarettes (performer: "Romeo & Juliet")
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (performer: "Relax")
 1998 Around the Fire (performer: "Water of Love")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (performer: "Romeo & Juliet")
 1994-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- 9&vierzig (1998) ... (performer: "Walk Of Life" - uncredited)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (performer: "Walk of Life" - uncredited)
- Variation 18 (1994) ... (performer: "Walk Of Life" - uncredited)
 1997 Due South (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Coulda Been a Defendant (1997) ... (performer: "Brothers in Arms")
 1997 Metroland (performer: "Sultans Of Swing")
 1996 Ed (performer: "Walk of Life")
 1995 Empire Records (performer: "Romeo & Juliet")
 1995 Desperado (performer: "Six Blade Knife")
 1992 Ringside (Documentary) (performer: "Money For Nothing")
 1992 Civvies (TV Series) (performer: "Brothers In Arms")
 1985-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Knock, Knock... Who's There? (1987) ... (performer: "Ride Across The River" - uncredited)
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... (performer: "Brothers In Arms" - uncredited)
 1985-1986 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.178 (1986) ... (performer: "Romeo and Juliet" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.84 (1985) ... (performer: "Sultans Of Swing" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.72 (1985) ... (performer: "Sultans Of Swing" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.70 (1985) ... (performer: "Romeo and Juliet" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.58 (1985) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 1986 Maricela (TV Movie) (performer: "Walk of Life")
 1986 SpaceCamp (performer: "Walk of Life", "So Far Away")
 1986 Lucas (performer: "Walk Of Life")
 1986 Prince of Bel Air (TV Movie) (performer: "WALK OF LIFE")
 1986 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (performer: "Walk of Life")
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sins of the Fathers (1985) ... (performer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Money for Nothing", "Sultans of Swing")
 1985 Dire Straits: Money for Nothing (Video short) (performer: "Money for Nothing")
 1984 Motel (TV Series) (performer: "Telegraph Road")
  Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1983) (writer - 1 episode, 1983)
- Die kleine Ahrens (1983) ... (performer: "Water of Love", "Six Blade Knife") / (writer: "Water of Love", "Six Blade Knife")
 1983 Local Hero ("Local Hero")
 1982 Iltatähti (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 November 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Private Investigations")
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman (performer: "Tunnel of Love" (1980))
 1982 Snow: The Movie (performer: "Sound Rock")
 1981 Wu ting (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 1979-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 5 February 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Romeo & Juliet")
- Episode dated 15 January 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Romeo & Juliet")
- Episode dated 5 April 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
- Episode dated 22 March 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Sultans of Swing")
 1980 Amorevolmente (performer: "WALK OF LIFE")
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The name came about because most of its members were broke when they formed the band. See more »

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