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 nothing to lose, they risked it all.
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A sequel was proposed for the film which would have reunited the band in New York City. See more
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
Elvis is not soul.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.
Elvis is God.
I never pictured God with a fat gut and corset singing "My Way" at Caesar's Palace.