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Handel's Last Chance (1996)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Family | TV Movie
A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Leon Pownall ... George Friedrich Handel
... Jamie O'Flaherty
... Jonathan Swift
Seana McKenna ... Mary Margaret O'Flaherty
Cody Jones ... Wee Hugh Brannigan
Steven Miller ... Toby Binton
Jennifer Rockett ... Miss Abbott
Alegra Calder ... Miss Cibber
... Headmaster
Marek Tapák ... Constable
Ladislav Kerata ... Landlord
Herbert Moulton ... Vendor
Peter Bzdúch ... Butcher
Jakub Mrva ... Toby's Friend
Jakub Gogál ... Toby's Friend
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A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Handel's Last Chance is one of six episodes comprising "The Composers' Specials" series produced by Devine Entertainment, Ltd. with Alef Studio, Ltd. in 1994 and 1995 and premiering in the U.S. at three month intervals on HBO from September, 1995, to December, 1996. Bizet's Dream premiered 9/6/1995, Bach's Fight for Freedom premiered December, 1995, Liszt's Rhapsody premiered 3/1/1996, Strauss: the King of 3/4 Time premiered 6/3/1996, Rossini's Ghost premiered September, 1996, and Handel's Last Chance premiered 12/10/1996. See more »

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The truth about this movie
20 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie in my Musical Appreciation class. It is about a boy who steals a chicken and runs into Mr. Handel. The boy's Mother was NOT an employee at the Catherdral, she cleaned and ironed shirts. The mother "bribes" Mr. Handel with non-starched shirts to save her boy from being in jail. Mr. Handel is writing the "Messiah", his most famous piece. The choir sucks until the washer lady's son is discovered by Handel. This Movie is a nice expiration's for those who love Musical history or for those who want to learn more about it. The only problem is bad acting towards the end. All-in-all this was a fairly good movie especially for a class.


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