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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Did You Know?
Alan Parker considered Bob Hoskins for the Joey the Lips character, but decided that the role would be best suited for an unknown, so he opted for stage actor Johnny Murphy instead See more
When some members of the group are talking about some famous Rock Stars have died, "Outspan" mentions Cass Elliot
cause of death as a heart attack. The others correct him by saying it was by choking on her own vomit but it was indeed due to a heart attack. See more
Soul is the music people understand. Sure it's basic and it's simple. But it's something else 'cause, 'cause, 'cause it's honest, that's it. Its honest. There's no fuckin' bullshit. It sticks its neck out and says it straight from the heart. Sure there's a lot of different music you can get off on but soul is more than that. It takes you somewhere else. It grabs you by the balls and lifts you above the shite.
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Written by Dan Penn
and Chips Moman
Performed by Niamh Kavanagh
, with Angeline Ball
, Maria Doyle
and Bronagh Gallagher See more