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Killing Bono (2011)

R | | Comedy, Music | 1 April 2011 (UK)
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Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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Nick Hamm

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Barnes ... Neil McCormick
Ralph Brown ... Leo
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Hotel Receptionist
Sam Corry Sam Corry ... Paul McGuinness
Seán Doyle ... Larry Mullen Jr.
Sean Duggan ... Liam
David Fennelly David Fennelly ... Frankie
Mark Griffin Mark Griffin ... The Edge
Aoife Holton Aoife Holton ... Stella McCormick
Joni Kamen ... Joss
Thomas Kelly Thomas Kelly ... Hopeless Eric
Packy Lee ... U2 Security Guard
James Lonergan James Lonergan ... Keith
Lisa McAllister Lisa McAllister ... Erika
Aidan McArdle ... Bill McCormick
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Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

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Taglines:

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll Rivalry

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was Bono's Doppelgänger See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$717,798
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hammond mentions getting "the other one" from the duo Wham!, but doesn't know his name. He is referring to Andrew Ridgeley. See more »

Goofs

When Neil & Ivan first arrive in London it is the early 1980's yet a taxi can be seen being driven on the other side of the road with the registration plate "L" which was not issued until 1993. See more »

Quotes

Neil McCormick: Hello? Hi, where is Hammond?
Rick: Are you the new runners?
Neil McCormick: No, no no, of course we are not the new runners. We're the McCormicks! We're Hammond's new act, we're just here to sign the old contracts.
Rick: Hammond is history. Axed. Kept spunking cash into Kajagoogoo. I'm the new Hammond.
Neil McCormick: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. What was the last thing he said before he left?
Rick: Let me think uh... "I'm gonna sue you bastards right through the arsehole". Then he sort of... broke down. It was all very uncool.
Ivan McCormick: Yeah but he ...
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Connections

Featured in Pete Postlethwaite: A Tribute (2011) See more »

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Better Way
Written by Ciaran Gribbin
Performed by Ben Barnes & Shook Up!
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Simply a very good movie!
1 November 2011 | by tesso3See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie! I had heard that this movie was weird and I had read about it that many was disappointed, but I don't understand it at all. I think it was a really good movie. Not even a minute I got bored and the story managed to keep me interested through the whole movie. In other reviews I have read that you have to be a bit older so that you have experienced the time when U2 was more popular than today but I don't agree at all. I'm fifteen and of course I know who U2 are but not in details. Maybe it's not the funniest comedy but it still laughed and it absolutely lives up to it's expectations in the comedy area and overall I really think this was a very good movie with good actors and I loved the music in it. If you are not sure either to watch this or not I absolutely recommend it, regardless of the age!


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