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Hear My Song (1991)

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

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Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Peter Chelsom (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (story) | 1 more credit »
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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 Neville Rufus Altman John Neville Rufus Altman ... Oscar Harrison
Joe Cuddy Joe Cuddy ... Franc Cinatra
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Kitty Ryan
Gladys Sheehan Gladys Sheehan ... Grandma Ryan
Gina Moxley Gina Moxley ... Brenda Ryan
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Grandson Ryan
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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

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$4,313,173
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Josef Locke was a real Irish tenor who enjoyed great success after the Second World War, to the extent that, in 1948, he was earning approximately £2,000 a week. Then in the 1950s the tax-man became interested in his earnings and Locke subsequently disappeared. Around about the same time, a new singer of similar build and vocal style called Mr X started appearing in clubs and everyone started to believe that this was in fact Locke under a new guise. Among those who were particularly convinced were the legions of women whom Locke had reputedly slept with, as the man had an enviable reputation as a lady-killer. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: Mickey I love you, I love you Mickey.
Micky O'Neill: Vice Versa Love.
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Come Back to Sorrento
Written by Ernesto De Curtis (as de Curtis) and Claude Aveling
Performed by Vernon Midgley
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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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