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Spike Island (2012)

 |  Drama, Music  |  8 May 2015 (USA)
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Emilia Clarke stars in this heartfelt coming-of-age story about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band's impending gig at Spike Island.

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A wannabe rock band in Manchester hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band's impending gig at Spike Island. But when their tickets fail to materialize, the gang embarks on a road trip to the concert and is forced to take extreme measures to sneak their way in. Along the way, friendships are tested and their futures are shaped - together or apart. Written by Anonymous

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The story of two bands, one girl and a night they will never forget.

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In Looking For Eric, Matthew McNulty plays the younger version of Steve Evets' character. In Spike Island, McNulty plays Evets' son. In both movies Evets plays a characters called Eric. See more »

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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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Really excellent movie
21 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was not that young in the 90's and I am not from Manchester and was not a great Stone Roses fan but I loved this film. In a nutshell it is about a band, Shadowcaster and there efforts to see Stone Roses play at Spike Island, the band consist of Tits, Dodge, Little Gaz, Zippy and Penfold. The story also weaves each individual plot and in my opinion the sub plots work effectively . This is a coming of age movie, good acting, good pace, funny and poignant. It faithfully reflects the 90's and the music of the 90's, it works on a lot of levels and The story has several threads and I have un-ticked the spoiler box as I do not want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of this excellent film.


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