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Hear My Song (1991)

Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

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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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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Akouste to tragoudi mou  »

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$4,313,173 (USA)
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David McCallum portrays Detective Constable Jim Abbott, who is trying to track down Josef Locke for non-payment of UK income tax. In real life McCallum's father, David McCallum Snr, was a violinist in the London Philharmonic and actually played in the orchestra for the real Josef Locke. McCallum Jnr mentioned this fact during publicity interviews when the film was released. See more »

Quotes

Micky O'Neill: Think of the publicity your comeback would have. And the women, the women! There won't be a dry seat in the house.
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Connections

Referenced in The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) See more »

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Movin'
Written by Adrian Dunbar (as Dunbar) and John Neville Rufus Altman (as Altman)
Performed by Adrian Dunbar and James Nesbitt
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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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