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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), played by Ned Beatty... See full synopsis »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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), played by Ned Beatty... See full synopsis »

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There's definitely magic in the air

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

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Although the movie is fictional, the real Josef Locke was for a time a tax exile from the United Kingdom. He later settled his differences with the Inland Revenue and was able to return to England. See more »

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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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I'll Take You Home Again Cathleen (sic)
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf (as Westendorf), arranged by Parry
Performed by Brian Hoey
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A charming Irish fantasy based on the actual life of a great singer.
17 February 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was charmed by more than the fact that I couldn't take my eyes off Tara Fitzgerald. A lovely whimsical plot, painting a picture of Irish fantasy, fairies and all, over the true life background of a great singer. And a beautiful soundtrack featuring original Locke recordings reminds us of just how moving a pure tenor voice can be. Who on earth needs techno and rap?

None of the other correspondents has yet picked up on the fact that Josef Locke (born Joseph McLaughlin 1917, died 1999) was alongside John McCormack as one of the two great Irish tenors (one correspondent has even written that he was a baritone -were you actually listening??) of the 20th century, and that he retired to rural life in Co Kildare in 1958 after the British Inland Revenue began to pursue him for large but disputed amounts of tax. That much is established fact, but this story of his comeback performance and the events surrounding it is indeed fantasy, with a happy feelgood ending. But what's so wrong with that? I like to be entertained, and unlike your more dismal correspondents I don't need to be intellectually challenged to thoroughly enjoy a movie. Nine out of ten, and I thought seriously about giving it ten as a gesture of eternal devotion to the stunningly beautiful Tara.


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