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R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  5 September 2014 (USA)
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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Cast

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Moira Brooker ...
Jon's Mother
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Jon's Father
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Radio DJ
Billie Traynor ...
Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien ...
Lucas
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Don
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Chris McHallem ...
Paramedic
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Michael James Ford ...
Port Official
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Management Guru
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German Mother
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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When you think you've gone far enough, go farther. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA)  »

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$16,056 (USA) (15 August 2014)

Gross:

$644,906 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Trivia

In the movie Filth (2013) there is a scene when Bruce (James McAvoy) stops watching a porn movie, the TV is playing Frank (Chris sievey's frank sidebottom) a show that has become this movie with the same name: Frank (2014). Michael Fassbender is who plays the infamous Frank. James McAvoy and Fassbender are respectively Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). See more »

Goofs

As the band are in the van driving to the ferry terminal they are shown at a road junction with signs indicating that it is at the A55 and M6 taking a turn off for North Wales. The M6 heads North from the Midlands to Cumbria and at no point is there a junction with the A55 which runs from Chester to Holyhead (where the ferry terminal from Wales to Ireland departs). See more »

Quotes

Frank: [singing] Stale beer. Fat fucked, smoked out. Cowpoked. Sequined mountain ladies. I love your wall. Put your arms around me. Fiddly digits, itchy britches. I love you all.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.95 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You All
Vocals by Michael Fassbender
Performed by The Soronprfbs
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Stephen Rennicks and Lenny Abrahamson
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avoid if you were a frank sidebottom fan
8 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I never thought that anything remotely connected to Frank Sidebottom would leave me feeling angry but I can't remember the last time I was so offended by a movie. I'm appalled at the way this film has tried to connect itself with the real Frank Sidebottom in any way, it's like some kind of hideous nightmareish American 'profound' version of Frank Sidebottom, tacked onto some cooler-than-thou hipster flick ...totally and utterly wrong from every angle. Frank Sidebottom was a true one-off, and this attempt to hijack his legacy and re-package it for a twitter/facebook obsessed twenty-something market is preposterous. Now I need to go and listen to my Radio Timperley cassettes on full volume and sing Guess Whose Been On Match Of The Day at the top of my voice for an hour just to get this abomination out of my head. As the great man himself would put it, absolutely bobbins.

Perhaps we can look forward to the sequel, "Frank 2". Based on the life of Frank Zappa, starring Danny Dyer doing his best 'Danny Dyer' voice in the title role?


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