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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
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13 wins & 16 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

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On May 9, take off the mask See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenk See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$341,649 (United Kingdom), 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,056, 17 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$644,906, 5 December 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Troubled musician Daniel Johnston was one of the influences on the film. See more »

Goofs

As the band are in the van driving to the ferry terminal they are shown at a road junction with signs indicating that it is at the A55 and M6 taking a turn off for North Wales. The M6 heads North from the Midlands to Cumbria and at no point is there a junction with the A55 which runs from Chester to Holyhead (where the ferry terminal from Wales to Ireland departs). See more »

Quotes

Jon Burroughs: [narration] Despite all the hardships I have suffered here, something inside me is beginning to stir. I've come to realize that this is my Bluff, Kansas. That here in Vetno, I have found my abusive childhood, my mental hospital. That which pushes me to my furthest corners.
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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

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.95 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You All
Vocals by Michael Fassbender
Performed by The Soronprfbs
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Lyrics by Stephen Rennicks and Lenny Abrahamson
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Just lovely
11 May 2014 | by iamchrisallanSee all my reviews

So Frank is a great film. Let's be clear, this is not a bio-pic. It was inspired by Frank Sidebottom in so much as the story is about a band whose front man wears a big papier-mâché head.

It's a really lovely story of an odd group of musicians and their new keyboard player Jon. The musicians are all a bit barking and the beautiful Maggie Gyllenhaal is the craziest. The whole cast are superb and Michael Fassbender is excellent under the head as well as showing that he is a great vocalist too.

The film is engaging, funny and moving.It also made me jump more than any horror movie ever has. It has some wonderful scenes that made me laugh out loud and the direction is just beautiful with some truly clever touches.

It starts with a very unusual aural soundscape that draws you in immediately and finishes with the band's songs playing over the credits that guarantee you won't leave until the final note of "Lone Standing Tuft".

Incidentally a documentary about Frank Sidebottom is in production right now and Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story will be out soon.


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