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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 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 ... Interviewer
Billie May Coghill Billie May Coghill ... Melissa
Sophia Murphy Sophia Murphy ... Amy
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Nico Mirallegro (Dodge) and Jordan Murphy (Zippy) went on the star together in E4's My Mad Fat Diary (2013) playing friends in a group like in this film. Their group also included Ciara Baxendale (Late Girl). See more »

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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 »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be Adored
Written by Ian Brown & John Squire
Performed by The Stone Roses
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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Feel-Good Movie for Summer 2013
3 July 2013 | by Russcity133See all my reviews

Spike Island is the feel-good movie for the summer. Ideal nostalgic fun for anyone really, but especially those who love The Stone Roses, or anyone who loves the 90's, or anyone who used to be in a local rock band or is still in one.

The main protagonists of the story are five lads - Tits, Dodge, Little Gaz, Zippy and Penfold - who have formed a band; Shadowcaster. They have a big love for The Stone Roses and will do literally anything to get into the spectacular Spike Island gig, without actually having tickets to get in.

It's a very entertaining film with a story that is by turns funny, moving and heartwarming. At times it's a bit like Mission Impossible meets Quadrophenia, with a bit of Spinal Tap comedy thrown in; as the boys get more and more devious in their efforts to get into the high-security gig.

There's love, sex, violence, elation and sorrow; great acting, an uplifting summery atmosphere and an awesome musical score. At the centre of it all it's a very human, real story. I absolutely love this film.


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