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Hear My Song (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  February 1992 (USA)
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The film is based loosely on the life of the Irish Tenor, Josef Locke (1917-1999). The film's exposition begins in Liverpool's Irish community... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Flanagan ...
Constance Cowley ...
Nurse
Marie Mullen ...
Micky's Mum
Phil Kelly ...
Ronnie Lavelle
Jean Blanchflower ...
Ronnie's Mum
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Nancy Doyle
John Dair ...
Derek
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Gordon
John Neville Rufus Altman ...
Oscar Harrison
Joe Cuddy ...
Franc Cinatra
Britta Smith ...
Kitty Ryan
Gladys Sheehan ...
Grandma Ryan
Gina Moxley ...
Brenda Ryan
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Grandson Ryan
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The film is based loosely on the life of the Irish Tenor, Josef Locke (1917-1999). The film's exposition begins in Liverpool's Irish community... See full synopsis »

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There's definitely magic in the air

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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February 1992 (USA)  »

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Akouste to tragoudi mou  »

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$4,313,173 (USA)
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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. See more »

Quotes

Micky O'Neill: You're drivin' like a madman.
Fintan O'Donnell: You think this is bad? You should see me when I'm on me own!
Micky O'Neill: Sure I'd hate to be with you when you're on your own.
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Nancy with the Laughing Face
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen (as Van Heusen) and Phil Silvers (as Silvers)
Performed by Adrian Dunbar
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This film's plot is a work of fiction based on the very real Josef Locke, one of Ireland's greatest tenors.
7 March 2002 | by (Bensalem, PA) – See all my reviews

Micky O'Neill, a sleazy Irish entertainment promoter has about run his course offering pseudo-acts like Franc Cinatra. The Ryan family that owns the theater is about ready to throw him out when they ask who his next performer is "Bing Crosby spelled with a K"?, but Micky O'Neill comes up with the name of Josef Locke and the Ryan's gasp as Josef Locke is supposedly out of the country, because of tax fraud or something. So Micky is given a reprieve until it becomes known that the Josef Locke he has booked is a fraud, Since his girlfriend's mother once had a fling with Jo and has been duped by the fake Jo, Micky has been outcast by the Ryan family, his girlfriend and especially his girlfriend's mother. He hops a ride on a boat to Ireland where he meets up with his friend Fintan, a concert promoter, and the two of them ride through the Irish countryside in search of the real Josef Locke in an effort to convince him to return to England to perform. When they find him, the Irish comedy really begins, and also the Irish singing. The tenor voice is spectacular and when Jo sings, women weep.......


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