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It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  27 May 2005 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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When you can't hear, things look very different. See more »

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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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$193,577 (Switzerland) (3 June 2005)

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$120,620 (USA) (8 July 2005)
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When shooting the scene in which Frankie arrives at Club Amnesia, the crew had originally intended to use a different vehicle. As the day went on and it became apparent that the original car was not going to show, the crew asked a passing motorist if they could use his car. He agreed and was featured in the film as the driver of his own BMW. 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 was thinking, you know Paul Newman's got his salad dressing and that? So why not Frankie Wilde Hummus?
Sonja: That's a really good idea, Frankie.
Frankie Wilde: People come see the gigs and they say, "That was a great set, Frankie," and I say, "Cheers, mate, want some hummus?"
Sonja: Yeah, good name for an album.
Frankie Wilde: How's that?
Sonja: Frankie Wilde - Hummus.
Frankie Wilde: What? Call my album Hummus? I don't think so.
Sonja: I've got good ideas, Frankie, you should listen to me.
Frankie Wilde: If I've got my own hummus brand and my album's called Hummus, it's all ...
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Cinematic Sensory Overload!!!
14 September 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to score a ticket to the 9:45 AM screening of this film at the Toronto Film Festival. It's not usual that I'll be anywhere at eight AM, let alone standing in line, but as a fan of FUBAR, I simply had to see this movie. I'm not going to give anything away, nor will I waste space with a synopsis, but I will tell you that this is one of the best films I have ever seen. Paul Kaye does a remarkable job capturing both the humorous and painful essence of Frankie Wilde, a God-like worshiped DJ hammered with immense fame, beautiful girls, endless drugs and the physical toll of his role in the music scene. I'd never seen Paul in a film before, but after this I'm sure he'll be everywhere and I think that's awesome because his performance was Oscar worthy. Alongside Paul, is Mike Wilmot playing the part of Max Hagard and after his hilarious performance I cannot imagine anyone else in the part. Wilmot nailed it with grace, for he would spit out his lines with such conviction and meticulous comic-timing that he often caused gut-wrenching laughs and applause from the theater crowd.

Actors aside, it's the brain of Michael Dowse that we have to thank for such a film. Shot on a Sony 300 (I think) it has a crisp vivid look that sucks you in from the first frame. For the record, I hate house music, but I found myself so engrossed in the film that my head was bobbing to the beat. I didn't know what to expect after FUBAR, well okay "funny" was what I prepared myself for and it came in waves of hilarity. But it was the charming story, stellar performances and clever dialogue that make this picture stand way above the crowd. Seeing "It's All Gone Pete Tong" was a total cinematic sensory overload. At times I felt like someone was main-lining cocaine and scotch into my forearm while at others it was as if I was getting a warm hug from a loved one. FUBAR rocked and put Micheal Dowse on the map but "It's All Gone Pete Tong" that can, should and will, take over the world. Without blinking I give this 10/10 and encourage you to check it out and see what the hell I'm raving about.


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