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Spike Island (2012)

 -  Drama | Music  -  21 June 2013 (UK)
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A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

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Tits
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Zippy
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Little Gaz
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Penfold
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Uncle Hairy
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Ibiza Ste
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Carl
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Margaret
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Lisa
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Roses Manager
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Keith Teeth
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Dave Famous
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Voodoo Ray
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A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

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When Ibiza Ste is selecting a song to play one of the options is the song "Ten Storey Love Song" by The Stone Roses. This song was released in 1995 and the film is set in 1990, 3 weeks before the Spike Island show. See more »

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Feel-Good Movie for Summer 2013
3 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spike Island is the feel-good movie for the summer. Ideal nostalgic fun for anyone really, but especially those who love The Stone Roses, or anyone who loves the 90's, or anyone who used to be in a local rock band or is still in one.

The main protagonists of the story are five lads - Tits, Dodge, Little Gaz, Zippy and Penfold - who have formed a band; Shadowcaster. They have a big love for The Stone Roses and will do literally anything to get into the spectacular Spike Island gig, without actually having tickets to get in.

It's a very entertaining film with a story that is by turns funny, moving and heartwarming. At times it's a bit like Mission Impossible meets Quadrophenia, with a bit of Spinal Tap comedy thrown in; as the boys get more and more devious in their efforts to get into the high-security gig.

There's love, sex, violence, elation and sorrow; great acting, an uplifting summery atmosphere and an awesome musical score. At the centre of it all it's a very human, real story. I absolutely love this film.


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