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The Commitments (1991)

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Natalie Murphy (as Maria Doyle)
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Derek Scully (as Kenneth McCluskey)
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Sharon Rabbitte
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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 Rockpile

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They had nothing to lose, they risked it all. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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13 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Camino a la fama  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,919,570 (USA)
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The film runs for 118 minutes. In that time, the word "fuck" is used 169 times. See more »

Goofs

As Andrew Strong is about to go into the main Chorus towards the end of "Try A Little Tenderness", when the drums kick in, the piano player goes for a strike down the keys, but in the next shot he's playing it normally. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Rabbitte: What do you play?
Failed Drug Buyer: I used to play football in school.
Jimmy Rabbitte: I mean, what instrument?
Failed Drug Buyer: I don't.
Jimmy Rabbitte: What are you doing here, then?
Failed Drug Buyer: Well, I saw everyone else lining up, so, uh - I thought you were selling drugs.
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Treat Her Right
Written by Gene Kurtz and Roy Head
Performed by Robert Arkins, with Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Bronagh Gallagher and Andrew Strong
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A movie made with the Soul!
3 February 1999 | by (Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEXICO) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw "The Commitments" I got surprised because it doesn't seem to be a Hollywood-like movie (talking about money) but it's a great example of good script and great performance of the actors/singers. When you see the movie, it seems to be a real-life-documentary.

The music is great! And the best of all is that some of The Commitments' members really play and sing... I recommend to buy the soundtrack (Vols. 1 & 2) if you really are a fan of soul-music. You're gonna love it!

Really... it's one of the best movies that I've seen! It's a movie made with the Soul!


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