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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 »
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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You're drivin' like a madman.
You think this is bad? You should see me when I'm on me own!
Sure I'd hate to be with you when you're on your own.
I'll Take You Home Again Cathleen (sic)
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
(as Westendorf), arranged by Parry
Performed by Brian Hoey See more