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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

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 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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Storyline

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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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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

Micky O'Neill: You're drivin' like a madman.
Fintan O'Donnell: You think this is bad? You should see me when I'm on me own!
Micky O'Neill: Sure I'd hate to be with you when you're on your own.
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Connections

Referenced in The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) See more »

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Count Your Blessings
Written by Edith Temple (as Temple) (pseudonym of Joseph Murrells and Reginald Morgan (as Morgan)
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One of the great unheralded movies of all time
13 June 2002 | by paulcitrSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I screeched with laughter, and cried real tears. The audience reception was rapturous, one of the most responsive I've ever witnessed at the festival. Director Peter Chelsom was reduced to tears, and when Ned Beatty made a surprise appearance in his Joseph Locke fedora and cloak the crowd went crazy. Since then, I make a point of watching this wonderful film in the dark days of February, the dreariest part of a Toronto winter. It never fails to restore my spirit.

As a final note, I think Chelsom is a very talented director. Who can ever forget the image of those Irish lady owners crammed onto one couch? The film is filled with glorious visuals like this one. I've liked every movie Chelsom has made since, but he seems to get a bum rap from the press. Nonetheless, he will always be remembered for giving us this treasure.


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