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Killing Bono (2011)

R | | Comedy, Music | 1 April 2011 (UK)
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Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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Neil McCormick
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Leo
Jason Byrne ...
Hotel Receptionist
Sam Corry ...
Paul McGuinness
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Liam
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Joss
Thomas Kelly ...
Hopeless Eric
Packy Lee ...
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James Lonergan ...
Keith
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Erika
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Bill McCormick
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Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll Rivalry

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2011 (UK)  »

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I Was Bono's Doppelgänger  »

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£112,206 (UK) (1 April 2011)
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While Robert Sheehan's character in this film didn't get the chance to be part of U2, his character in the TV show Misfits (2009) managed to impersonate Bono, insulting him while doing so. See more »

Goofs

When Neil is about to leave the garage about discussing the bands future his collar is down. There is a cut in the shot and his collar is up. There is yet another shot from outside of the garage and his collar is down again. See more »

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Ivan McCormick: You made the worst decision of my life!
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: J. Edgar (2011) See more »

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You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
written by Tim Lever, Mike Percy, Pete Burns & Steve Coy
performed by Dead Or Alive
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A close shave with fame
3 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To truly appreciate this film you'll either have to be 40 something plus or be heavily involved in your own peer group's music scene. The League of Gentleman have a failed musician character that they play for the pathos type of comedy. Here, a real 'failed' musician finds comedy in rewriting his own aborted attempt at snatching fame and fortune in the fickle music industry. It's a very affectionate account - skating gently over the less pleasant aspects of the industry. Robert Sheehan is a dream as Ivan - oooh yes you could really see him in the U2 line up - something brother Neil prevented from happening. I honestly was transported back to the 1980's and dodgy music venues and half baked bands performing as if their lives depended on it. Fabulous. Not everyone's cup of tea though. Pure nostalgia for me - but oh I do wish they'd managed to sneak in a bit more of actual U2 music.


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