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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 ...
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Paul McGuinness
Seán Doyle ...
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Liam
David Fennelly ...
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Stella McCormick
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Joss
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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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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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Final film of Pete Postlethwaite. It was originally planned that Postlethwaite would have a larger role, but when director Nick Hamm saw how ill he was, he wrote him "a new role that allowed them to film around [his] physical needs and abilities... a very funny, ridiculous part". Three months later Postlethwaite came in to do voice work on the film. Hamm later commented: "It was very apparent when I saw him at that moment that there was no way that this guy was ever going to go on screen or stage again." See more »

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At the bands first practice (in 1976) Ivan McCormick suggests playing a song by Dire Straits. Dire Straits recorded their first album in 1978, so none of them would have known any songs by Dire Straits, let alone have even heard of them. 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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On My Own
written by Ciaran Gribbin
performed by Ben Barnes & Shook Up!
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Good God Almighty...ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
19 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

The Good: Well done Ben Barnes with the accent, very well done, good performance. Pete Postlethwaite RIP hilarious performance. Costumes were excellently done.

The Bad: Robert Sheehan where do I start. His acting is disastrous, he looks the part but does not fully convince the audience that he is Barnes brother in the film comes across as a annoying sidekick friend more so than struggling musician.Unlike Barnes, Sheehan has never convincingly played a character without a Irish accent so Sheehan take a note from Barnes. The story as a synopsis had so much potential to be great but promised more than it delivered, on a side-note the trailer for the film makes it seem epic and exciting this is far from what is presented in the film

Overall: Forgettable, there are better films don't waste your money or time


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