Five teenage friends will stop at nothing to attend a concert by their favourite band, The Stone Roses.


Mat Whitecross


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


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.


Comedy | Drama | Music


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In Looking for Eric (2009), Matthew McNulty plays the younger version of Steve Evets's character. In Spike Island (2012), McNulty (as Ibiza Ste) plays Evets' son. In both movies, Evets plays a character called Eric. See more »


The bus featured in the movie shows the GM Buses South logo on the upper deck of the front window on the right. GM Buses South didn't come into existence until after the 31st December 1993 (when GM Buses was split into two separate companies) and the logo itself is from around 1995. The film takes place in 1990. See more »


This Is the One
Written by Ian Brown & John Squire
Performed by The Stone Roses
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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11 January 2016 | by Big_Lewis11See all my reviews

Great story to keep me interested. Hoping there was going to be cameos by The Stone Roses but none the less still a great film. The story of 4 guys wanting to start a band always sounds cliché. "Maybe if we start a band we can be big and tour the world!" Not exactly like this here. They just pure and simply want to give there demo to Ian Brown which is somewhat unrealistic in my opinion but you know what? It's different. No one else thinks to do this with a plot line. It is a change. Whether it's language, accent, scenery etc. I just got really interested on every characters development. Knowing they can do better than what they are already doing. Working with the sources they have to build up a sense of what recording music and producing music is like. I give this a solid 10 for that!

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Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Spike Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Widnes, Cheshire, England, UK See more »


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