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The film is based loosely on the life of the Irish Tenor, Josef Locke (1917-1999), played by Ned Beatty... See full synopsis »
There's definitely magic in the air
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The film cost less than £2 million to make and was shot in Ireland in under 6 weeks. Then first time director Peter Chelsom
and co-writer/ star Adrian Dunbar
took it to the Cannes Film Festival in search of a buyer. There, Harvey Weinstein
snapped up the American distribution rights for Miramax, thus ensuring the film of a high degree of visibility. This duly paid off with its success at the American and UK box office, and a Golden Globe nomination for Ned Beatty
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Think of the publicity your comeback would have. And the women, the women! There won't be a dry seat in the house.
Nancy with the Laughing Face
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen
(as Van Heusen) and Phil Silvers
Performed by Adrian Dunbar See more