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?
For their St Patrick's Day 2016 evening showing, Ireland's TV3 broadcast a version with the MGM logo, instead of the original Distributor 20th Century Fox, making the blatant 20th Century Fox's CBS-Fox Video product placement, in the Video Store really obvious. Additionally, instead of a Widescreen HD version, as on the original cinema release, this same broadcast used a 3:4 academy ratio cropped version, that was shown, with vertical sidebars, as would have been seen cropped on earlier TV broadcasts and the original VHS Home Video version. Presumably a widescreen HD version was unavailable. See more
When the band are having their photo taken the photographer tells them to say 'testicles' but deco can clearly be seen to say 'lesbians' even though all is heard is the original request. 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.
Referenced in Irish Jam