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Killing Bono (2011)

 -  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
Seán Doyle ...
Sean Duggan ...
Liam
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The Edge
Aoife Holton ...
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Joss
Thomas Kelly ...
Hopeless Eric
Packy Lee ...
U2 Security Guard
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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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Killing Bono  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£112,206 (UK) (1 April 2011)

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£112,206 (UK) (1 April 2011)
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Trivia

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 & Ivan first arrive in London it is the early 1980's yet a taxi can be seen being driven on the other side of the road with the registration plate "L" which was not issued until 1993. See more »

Quotes

Ivan McCormick: So, fill me in, brother, how much are we into Danny Machin for?
Neil McCormick: All in all? Thirteen grand. Give or take.
Ivan McCormick: Thirteen grand? What is that? Five grand a kneecap and three for our heads?
Neil McCormick: ...That doesn't add up, Ivan.
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Natural Selection
29 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The part where Bono call's Neil up to ask him to open for U2, when Neil "says thanks but no thanks" That's when I shut off the Tele.

Too bad the movie was going great with their struggles about trying to make it as a band. A few nude scenes and party scenes to brighten up the story, But if this story is about trying to make it as a band, a logical person would take a gig like,.. I dunno.. Opening up for U2 !!! I felt a shame for this character's poor decisions and to think that this person holds a grudge against Bono (or the story's premiss), He cant blame anybody else but himself.

If this is a real story, then they should rename their band for "Natural Selection". Because they are the reason for being non existent today..

Perhaps in the future I will go and watch the rest of the movie, (on Netflix) whenever i have time.

Besides that, I loved Adams hair fro, the music was getting better,.. and it was nice to see the historical timelime.

4/10


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