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Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »
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The Commitments perform in the music video "Mustang Sally" from the original motion picture soundtrack for the film The Commitments (1991) recorded for MCA Records. The music video features... See full summary »
Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create "The Worlds Hardest Working Band".Written by
When the boys are discussing a possible name for their band, one suggestion put forward - "The Liffey Lads" - was an in-joke nod to the film's screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais who had co-written the earlier British TV sitcom The Likely Lads (1964). See more »
When some members of the group are talking about some famous Rock Stars have died, "Outspan" mentions Cass Elliot cause of death as a heart attack. The others correct him by saying it was by choking on her own vomit but it was indeed due to a heart attack. See more »
And you... George Michael... you ever call me a fuckin' eejit again, you'll go home with the drumsticks stuck up your hole... the one you don't sing out of.
That'll be the day.
I'm tellin' ya it's coming, so keep your Vaseline handy.
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I love this film. Everything about it might seem like it is just another cliche ridden story about the rise and fall of a band, but this movie is totally different somehow. It rises above anything previous in its genre. The characters are all both interesting, and their personality flaws are used to greatly illustrate the ending of the movie. The writing was superb, and acting from a cast of mostly unknowns top notch. The musical sequences were great, and served as an introduction for me to the songs and artists that they covered. Colm Meaney was hilarious as the very skeptical father of Jimmy.
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