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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.

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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Antonia Thomas and Matthew McNulty have previously starred together in Misfits (2009). 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 »

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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Not mad for it
17 December 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Some years ago I used to go pass Ian Brown's house every day on my commute to work. When I say house, it was actually the prison he was residing in after Brown was convicted for threatening behaviour.

Spike Island is a meandering low budget film of a fictional Manchester band made up of teenagers with terrible nicknames planning to attend The Stone Roses concert at Spike Island in Merseyside and hand a demo tape to them. It is a daft plan, they have no tickets, they take a van from of the boy's uncle and they try to blag their way into the concert.

The film's characters are thinly sketched out and it consists of the usual family issues and girlfriend problems. It does have some nice Stone Roses tunes though but relies on nostalgia too much and the Madchester scene is a fading memory to many.


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