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Former musician Frankie Wilde is a legend within the Ibiza club scene for being the most inspired DJ around. On top of that, he has a beautiful model wife named Sonja Slowinski, although many within his social circle don't see her as being a good influence on him. But Frankie has disappeared from the Ibiza club scene now for a year, with most only speculating that his life has degenerated into squalor based on his excessive lifestyle in Ibiza. In reality, Frankie's current disappearance and his ultimate fate is due in part to his excessive substance abuse, especially of cocaine, but also partly due to exposure to continual loud music and a physical disorder: he went completely deaf, with no possibility of getting his hearing back. As he went from partial hearing to total deafness, Frankie believed he could still eke out a living as a DJ without telling many of his descent into total deafness. As Frankie went through a self-imposed isolation to deal with his deafness in his own unique ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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$19,717 (USA) (15 April 2005)

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$120,620 (USA) (8 July 2005)
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During the montage of Frankie learning to read lips, REGDAB EKOC (COKE BADGER backwards) is written on the chalk board in the class room. See more »

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When Frankie goes to see his agent, in the scene where his agent tells him his last set sounded like crap, you can see the boom mic and operator in Frankie's glasses after being told he's going deaf. See more »

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Frankie Wilde: I once stole 500 quid from your wallet in the studio.
Max Hagger: Well, it's only money. No big deal.
Frankie Wilde: And it was me who stuck that scaf bar through the windscreen of your Merc. It wasn't that Asian kid.
Max Hagger: Well, he's probably out now anyways, so, no harm done.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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14 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This amazing movie just won the grand prize at this weekend's US Comedy Arts Festival and it totally deserved it! I normally would have written this movie off without ever seeing it because I figured I'd hate it since I'm not into the DJ thing, but the audience in attendance, myself included, at the two screenings were floored! I even went back the second night to see it again and Ben Stiller had volunteered to introduce because he loved it so much and wanted to give it some extra attention. I think they said it's coming to theaters around April but I'm not sure. Anyway, you MUST go see it. Paul Kaye (he won best actor for the film, too) was supposed to be there but I never did see him. Too bad... This film wouldn't have been the same without his spot-on portrayal of DJ Frankie Wilde and I'd like to have seen his acceptance speech.


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