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

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

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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 »

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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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Hear My Song
Written by Harry S. Pepper (as Pepper), Othmar Klose (as Klose), Rudolf Lukesch (as Lukesch)
Performed by Vernon Midgley
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Chelsom's Song

I don't think Peter Chelsom's appreciation will grow much today, with audiences and critics more inclined to pyrotechnics, flamboyant styles and cynic approach to mankind's troubles. Chelsom is a skilled filmmaker, but for today's tastes his cinema seems too close to the audience's soft hearts, and that is probably his less attractive trait. I like a few of his movies: "The Mighty", "Serendipity" as predictable as it is, and my favorites "Funny Bones" and "Hear My Song" which he also wrote. Both deal with a search and possess a frenetic and funny approach to human foibles, and in this case an enthusiastic leading character, as played by Adrian Dunbar who also co-wrote. He is a nightclub administrator who keeps cheating on his patrons, bringing mediocre artists to perform. When he brings a fake tenor who humiliates his future mother-in-law (Shirley-Ann Field, who had an affair with the real tenor), he embarks on the almost impossible: finding the real singer, who cannot step on Irish soil due to tax evasion. Ned Beatty gives the performance of his life (and that's a lot to say) as the singer, leading the story to a moving conclusion.


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