Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create "The Worlds Hardest Working Band". Written by
They Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.
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, the highly successful Irish band, got their start by auditioning for the film, and they each won small roles. Andrea Corr
(lead vocals & tin whistle) plays Jimmy's little sister Sharon. Jim Corr
(guitar) is part of the Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band. Caroline Corr
(drums) appears in the audience during the performance of "I Never Loved A Man". Finally, Sharon Corr
(violin) can be seen playing violin with the country & western band that Bernie joins at the end of the film. John Hughes, the film's musical coordinator, became the band's manager. Director Alan Parker later asked Andrea for a role in the film/musical Evita
(1996). See more
When we first see the band take off in the Mr. Chippy van, we see them go around a corner and off into the distance. The sign on the building at the corner is Bo Dollerns pub. Next, we have the flatulence scene in the van, then we're on the sidewalk as the van stops and the window is thrown open. What building do you see over the shoulder of "rock salmon" man? You guessed it -- Bo Dollern's pub -- guess the band's driving in circles. See more
He eats like a pig.
He's such a prick.
Hasn't got the voice of a pig though. Joey says it belongs to God.
God should ask for it back.