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Spike Island (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Five teenage friends will stop at nothing to attend a concert by their favourite band, The Stone Roses.

Director:

Mat Whitecross

Writer:

Chris Coghill (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Tittensor ... Tits
Nico Mirallegro ... Dodge
Adam Long ... Little Gaz
Jordan Murphy ... Zippy
Oliver Heald Oliver Heald ... Penfold
Emilia Clarke ... Sally
Orla Poole Orla Poole ... Rachel
Antonia Thomas ... Lisa
Robert James-Collier ... Mr Milligan (as Rob James Collier)
Philip Jackson ... Mr Jackson
Lesley Manville ... Margaret
Steve Evets ... Eric
Terry Christian Terry Christian ... Interviewer
Billie May Coghill Billie May Coghill ... Melissa
Sophia Murphy Sophia Murphy ... Amy
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Storyline

A wannabe rock band in Manchester hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band's impending gig at Spike Island. But when their tickets fail to materialize, the gang embarks on a road trip to the concert and is forced to take extreme measures to sneak their way in. Along the way, friendships are tested and their futures are shaped - together or apart. Written by Anonymous

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The story of two bands, one girl and a night they will never forget.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spajk Ajlend See more »

Filming Locations:

Widnes, Cheshire, England, UK See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The actual concert with The Stone Roses was held on May 27, 1990. See more »

Goofs

When Ibiza Ste is selecting a song to play on the jukebox, one of the options is "Ten Storey Love Song" by The Stone Roses. This song was released in 1995, but the film is set in 1990, 3 days before the Spike Island gig. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of Spike Island (2013) See more »

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Spacing Out
(Tim Wheeler (as Wheeler))
Published by Copyright Control
Performed by Tim Wheeler, David Daniels & Nick Blood
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Really excellent movie
21 December 2014 | by Saiph90See all my reviews

I was not that young in the 90's and I am not from Manchester and was not a great Stone Roses fan but I loved this film. In a nutshell it is about a band, Shadowcaster and there efforts to see Stone Roses play at Spike Island, the band consist of Tits, Dodge, Little Gaz, Zippy and Penfold. The story also weaves each individual plot and in my opinion the sub plots work effectively . This is a coming of age movie, good acting, good pace, funny and poignant. It faithfully reflects the 90's and the music of the 90's, it works on a lot of levels and The story has several threads and I have un-ticked the spoiler box as I do not want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of this excellent film.


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