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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Did You Know?
The performers first had to show musical talent, then they were given parts for which to read. After they were cast, there was a very long rehearsal period both for the music and the dramatic scenes. See more
When "The Commitments" play in their last gig, there is a big brass accompaniment. They are supposed just two. It's best heard during "In the Midnight Hour": there's a tenor saxophone from nowhere playing. See more
If I'm gonna front the band, I like the sound of "Deco."
Deco the bus conductor. Is that "top-Deco" or "bottom-Deco"?
Followed by Screen Two: The Snapper
Dark End Of The Street
Written by Dan Penn
and Chips Moman
Performed by Andrew Strong
, with Angeline Ball
, Maria Doyle
and Bronagh Gallagher See more