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Fisherman's Friends (2019)

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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... Jim
Meadow Nobrega Meadow Nobrega ... Tamsyn
David Hayman ... Jago
Maggie Steed ... Maggie
Sam Swainsbury ... Rowan
Dave Johns ... Leadville
Daniel Mays ... Danny
Noel Clarke ... Troy
Christian Brassington ... Henry
Vahid Gold ... Driss
Tuppence Middleton ... Alwyn
Mae Voogd Mae Voogd ... Sally
Yuna Shin ... Tourist
Ken Drury ... Solicitor
Nathan Outlaw Nathan Outlaw ... Car Owner
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Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

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The film is dedicated to Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills and tour manager Paul McMullen who both died after being hit by a heavy metal door in February 2013 whilst preparing for a concert at music venue G Live in Guildford, Surrey. A message before the end credits says 'For our friends Trevor and Paul'. See more »

Goofs

When the group goes to London, New Routemasters are visible on the streets; these did not enter service until early 2012, and the film is set in late 2010. See more »

Quotes

Danny: I give you my word.
Jim: Good. 'Cause 'round here, a man's word is strong as Cornish oak.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits - 'For our friends Trevor and Paul'. This refers to Fisherman's Friends singer Trevor Grills and tour manager Paul McMullen who both died following an accident in February 2013 at a concert in Guildford, Surrey. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 March 2019 (2019) See more »

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Great music with a little drama, comedy and romance
16 March 2019 | by Fudge-3See all my reviews

A group of music executives from London get stranded in a tiny Cornish fishing port when their holiday yacht fails to arrive. While making the most of it they're exposed to a traditional sailor's shanty. One of them gets left behind to sign up the fishermen to a music contract.

This film of underdog makes good is based on real events. It's a gentle drama punctuated with some great songs. The comedy elements are well done while the romance feels a bit of an afterthought.

Sleepy Cornwall is nicely portrayed against the bustle of London as is its tough living and deeply held traditions. The scenery is nicely shot.

There's a little swearing but otherwise it's safe for children though the pacing may leave them restless. Just sit back and let the airs roll you into gentle bliss.


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