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It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

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A famous DJ in the Ibiza club scene finds the alcohol and drug-fueled party that is his life threatened by the progressive loss of his hearing.

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Michael Dowse

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Michael Dowse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Kaye ... Frankie Wilde
Beatriz Batarda ... Penelope Garcia
Kate Magowan ... Sonja Slowinski
Mike Wilmot Mike Wilmot ... Max Haggar
Neil Maskell ... Jack Stoddart
Monica Maja Monica Maja ... Charlize Bondo
Pete Tong ... Himself
Ron Lloy Hugh Elliston Ron Lloy Hugh Elliston ... Marvin Sallis
Dan Antopolski Dan Antopolski ... Eric Banning
Tim Plester ... Brent Tufford
Paul Spence ... Alfonse
David Lawrence ... Horst
Steve Oram ... Blinky
Geffen Strummer Kaye Geffen Strummer Kaye ... Baby Wilde
Borja Galban-Fear Borja Galban-Fear ... Spanish Waiter
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Its All Gone Pete Tong is a comedy following the tragic life of legendary Frankie Wilde. The story takes us through Frankie's life from one of the best DJ's alive, through subsequent battle with a hearing disorder, culminating in his mysterious disappearance from the scene. A genius in his own right, he clawed his way to the top of the DJ ranks, now living the opulent life of a superstar, he resides in his trophy villa in Ibiza with his trophy wife. This is when tragedy hits. Due to a hearing disorder he is rapidly going deaf with only one functioning ear to complete the new Ibiza season. How is he doing behind the decks? Horrible. How is he doing in the studio where he produces his remixes? Frankie dives into a low period, struggling with deafness in utter depression. After a year of locking himself away he emerges on the other side with a fresh attitude towards his affliction. He accepts his deafness and learns to function without sound. Will Frankie make it back to the DJ booth? ... Written by Anonymous

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When you can't hear, things look very different. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

DJ Superstar: Viata la volum maxim See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£274,516 (United Kingdom), 27 May 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,717, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,620, 10 July 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Frankie is having the extensive hearing tests, the instrument that the doctor uses has markings that go up to 11. This is a reference to Nigel Tufnel's Amp in This Is Spinal Tap (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Travis knocks on the Whip's door, he knocks three times but the last knocking sound is heard after he pulls his hand away. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Wilde: I once stole 500 quid from your wallet in the studio.
Max Hagger: Well, it's only money. No big deal.
Frankie Wilde: And it was me who stuck that scaf bar through the windscreen of your Merc. It wasn't that Asian kid.
Max Hagger: Well, he's probably out now anyways, so, no harm done.
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References Pierrot le Fou (1965) See more »

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Groovejet
Written by Spiller
Performed by Spiller
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Amazing Soundtrack to a Dram-edy ... More Moving Than Funny
18 March 2005 | by clevelandrocksSee all my reviews

This film screened at the Cleveland Film Festival on Friday, March 18. It was paired up with a very funny short called "Winner Takes All". Everyone busted a serious gut about this short. I can't say anything about it else it'll spoil it for you, but look it up.

It's All Gone Pete Tong is a story about Frankie Wilde, a DJ who hit the decks of Ibiza. For anyone who's a club/trance fan, you'll recognize a lot of familiar faces in the film: Pete Tong (of course), Carl Cox (one of my favorites), Sarah Main, Paul Van Dyk (my #1), Tiesto (he looks a lot different on screen) talking about the life of Frankie Wilde.

One of the people next to me commented that this started out like Requiem for a Dream. While its not that severe, this does have heavy drug and alcohol use. This was too much for some people in the audience and they left.

But the storyline is amazing. Give this film the time and you'll see how the director and the actors create a very simple but uplifting story about redemption and change and romance.

The soundtrack, covering everything from dance to the Beach Boys (with an appropriate track at the end) is simply to die for. The film rep said this may not have a soundtrack in the US. I hope not.

If drugs and alcohol use are not for you, I'd skip this film. But if your looking for dry British humor with a ready heartily story along with terrific music, see this film and enjoy, just have some patience, its worth it.


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