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Brassed Off (1996)

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The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny
... Gloria
... Andy
... Phil
... Harry
... Jim
... Ernie
... Vera
... Ida
... Sandra
Lill Roughley ... Rita
... Simmo
Stephen Moore ... McKenzie
... Greasley (as Ken Colley)
... Mrs. Foggan
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Storyline

In existence for a hundred years, Grimley Colliery Brass band is as old as the mine. But the miners are now deciding whether to fight to keep the pit open, and the future for town and band looks bleak. Although the arrival of flugelhorn player Gloria injects some life into the players, and bandleader Danny continues to exhort them to continue in the national competition, frictions and pressures are all too evident. And who's side is Gloria actually on? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Fed up with the system. Ticked off at the establishment. And mad about... each other.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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23 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Brassed Off!  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,674,359 (United Kingdom), 15 November 1996

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,534, 26 May 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,560,471, 10 August 1997
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The film was cited in a 2012 published thesis by Dr. David Amos at the University of Nottingham to illustrate the grave offensiveness of the word "scab" among miners in Britain. See more »

Quotes

Shane: I don't like seein' Dad sad, Mam, but I'd sooner see him sad than not see him at all.
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The beginning of the closing credits is headed by the silouhette of a trumpet. See more »


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Danny Boy
Composed by Percy Grainger
Published by Schott and Co. Limited, London
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Wonderfully warm and human film
13 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film has everything: Humour. Poignancy. A message. Human characters. Warmth. A great cast and good story. Interesting locales. Creative techniques. (Watch for the clown scenes and especially the one in the playground.) "Brassed Off" was (and is) a powerful editorial indictment of the Thatcher government of the time. Yet it does not preach other than in the opening and closing credits which are pithy and innovative. Anytime you see something with the Channel Four label on it, you know it will be interesting, provocative and a little different. They outdid themselves on this.


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