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Frank (2014)

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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson
13 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Jon Burroughs
Moira Brooker ... Jon's Mother
Paul Butterworth ... Jon's Father
Phil Kingston ... Radio DJ
Billie Traynor Billie Traynor ... Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien Shane O'Brien ... Lucas
Scoot McNairy ... Don
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Clara
François Civil ... Baraque
Carla Azar ... Nana
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Paramedic
Michael Fassbender ... Frank
Michael James Ford Michael James Ford ... Port Official
Mark Huberman ... Management Guru
Rosalind Adler Rosalind Adler ... German Mother
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Storyline

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When you think you've gone far enough, go farther. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The original script was mainly based in Sweden. It was switched to Ireland largely because director Lenny Abrahamson was more familiar with the Irish landscape. See more »

Goofs

When Frank falls on stage during the performance at SXSW, we can see he hits the head on the left side. When Jon goes to help him, the head is fractured on the left. But on the next shot, and in the following scenes at the motel, the fracture is now on the right side of the head. See more »

Quotes

Don: You play C, F and G?
Jon Burroughs: Yeah.
Don: You're in.
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll with colored tiles floating and rotating in the background. At one point for a second, the tiles form Frank's head. See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Frank (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

On Top of Old Smokey
Vocals by Maggie Gyllenhaal
Performed by The Soronprfbs
Traditional
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Big head mode.
24 June 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Frank (2014)' is never quite what you expect, telling its tale of misfit rockstars with just the right amount quirkiness. It's funny but it also has a really serious edge to it, dealing with difficult themes throughout. It does some interesting things with its protagonist, which I won't spoil, and is constantly engaging. Its messages are wonderfully nuanced and, in a way, antithetical to the sort of stuff the genre tends to peddle. It's an odd film, for sure, but it's entertaining and has something important to say. 7/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,056, 17 August 2014

Gross USA:

$645,186

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,897,363
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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