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Hear My Song (1991)

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The owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club.

Director:

Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Peter Chelsom (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Flanagan Brian Flanagan ... Young Micky O'Neill
Constance Cowley Constance Cowley ... Nurse
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Micky's Mum
Phil Kelly Phil Kelly ... Ronnie Lavelle
Jean Blanchflower Jean Blanchflower ... Ronnie's Mum
Adrian Dunbar ... Micky O'Neill
Tara Fitzgerald ... Nancy Doyle
John Dair John Dair ... Derek
Stephen Marcus ... Gordon
John Altman John Altman ... Oscar Harrison (as John Neville Rufus Altman)
Joe Cuddy Joe Cuddy ... Franc Cinatra
Britta Smith ... Kitty Ryan
Gladys Sheehan Gladys Sheehan ... Grandma Ryan
Gina Moxley Gina Moxley ... Brenda Ryan
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Grandson Ryan
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Storyline

The owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There's definitely magic in the air

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film cost less than £2 million to make and was shot in Ireland in under 6 weeks. Then first time director Peter Chelsom and co-writer/ star Adrian Dunbar took it to the Cannes Film Festival in search of a buyer. There, Harvey Weinstein snapped up the American distribution rights for Miramax, thus ensuring the film of a high degree of visibility. This duly paid off with its success at the American and UK box office, and a Golden Globe nomination for Ned Beatty. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Mickey I love you, I love you Mickey.
Micky O'Neill: Vice Versa Love.
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Connections

Referenced in Eldorado: Episode #1.86 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Music for a Found Harmonium
Written by Simon Jeffes (as Jeffes), arranged by Mc Glynn
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A Bit of Irish Whimsy
13 January 2005 | by staffba3See all my reviews

Hear My Song (1991) is a bit of Irish whimsy about a fast talking London theatrical promoter, (Adrian Dunbar) who books legendary Irish tenor Joseph Locke When the tenor is revealed as an impostor, and Dunbar loses both his theater and his fiancée (Tara Fitzgerald). He then sets forth on an odyssey to Ireland to find the real Joseph Locke, bring him back to London, save the theater, and win back the girl. Of course, the whole point of every epic quest from Homer on down is for the hero to finally realize why he left in the first place (this realization occurs while Dunbar is dangled off the side of a very high cliff). The cast is amazing, especially David McCallum as a police inspector obsessed with capturing Locke, and Ned Beatty gives a very credible and warmhearted performance as Joseph Locke (although the singing is dubbed). The Irish countryside is breathtaking--as is Tara Fitzgerald--and the story is great fun in the tradition of Local Hero and Eat the Peach.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akouste to tragoudi mou See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,965, 29 December 1991

Gross USA:

$4,313,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,313,473
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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