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Good Vibrations (2012)

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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Ruth
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Terri Hooley
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Davy
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Eric
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Pat
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Ronnie Matthews
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Greg Cowan
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Andy
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Getty
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George
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Schoolboy Executive
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Feargal Sharky
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Brian Young
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Paul McNally
Ruth McCabe ...
Mavis
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In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Biography | Drama | Music

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29 March 2013 (UK)  »

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Dobre vibracije  »

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The decision to film with anamorphic lenses was to partly reflect Terri Hooley's impaired vision and how he sees the world differently from most people. See more »

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During the concert in the Ulster Hall, a punk is seen wearing a Casualties patch.The Casualties were formed in 1990. See more »

Quotes

Terri Hooley: When I look out at youse all gathered here, it confirms something I always felt.
Terri Hooley: When It comes to punk: New York has the haircuts, London Has the trousers, but Belfast has the Reason!
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

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I Spy
Written by Gordon Blair, Graham Marshall, Ronnie Matthews and Brian Young
Performed by Rudi
Licensed courtesy of Brian Young
Published by Universal/MCA Records Ltd. and
© 2008 Cherry Red Songs/copyright control For The World
Administered on behalf of Cherry Red Songs
by Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd.
Used by permission. All rights reserved
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Committments style feel good gritty film
8 April 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A good film to go and see. The protagonist, Terri Hooley, is a self obsessed music lover who stumbles across punk while running his independent record shop in Belfast in the late 70's early 80's and goes about promoting and recording punk bands from Northern Ireland.

The acting is great, great script and unlike the Commitments this is a true story.

Positives: Filmed in colour and atmosphere that portrays the era. The subtle humour and the last line of the movie which I will not give away but will stand as a great movie quote.

Negatives: Adrian Dunbar's wig - Cheap is not the word for it.


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