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Good Vibrations (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 March 2013 (UK)
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

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Colin Carberry (screenplay), Glenn Patterson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Jodie Whittaker ... Ruth
Richard Dormer ... Terri Hooley
Liam Cunningham ... Davy
Adrian Dunbar ... Andy
Killian Scott ... Ronnie Matthews
Kerr Logan ... Feargal Sharky
David Wilmot ... Eric
Dylan Moran ... Pat
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Dave
Karl Johnson ... George
Conor MacNeill ... Schoolboy Executive
Andrew Simpson ... Getty
Mark Ryder ... Greg Cowan
Ruth McCabe ... Mavis
Patrick O'Kane ... Hatchet
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Storyline

In 1970s Belfast, Terri Hooley is an idealistic rocker who finds himself caught in the middle of Northern Ireland's bitter Troubles. Seeing a parallel in the chaos with Jamaica, Hooley opens a record shop, Good Vibrations, to help bring reggae music to his city to help encourage some harmony. However, Hooley soon discovers a new music genre, punk rock, and is inspired by its youthful vitality to become an important record producer and promoter of the local scene. In doing so, Hooley would struggle both with the industry's realities and his chaotic personal life that threaten to consume him. However, he would also be instrumental in creating an alternative Irish community that would bridge his land's religious and social rivalries with an art no one expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Based on a true rock n roll story

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Irish band Snow Patrol contributed to the film's budget. They also helped with a crucial scene involving 2,000 extras by advertising the directors' need for extras on their website. They said anyone who showed up dressed as punks to their upcoming gig would get in free. See more »

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During the concert in the Ulster Hall, a punk is seen wearing a Casualties patch.The Casualties were formed in 1990. See more »

Quotes

Terri Hooley: When I look out at youse all gathered here, it confirms something I always felt.
Terri Hooley: When It comes to punk: New York has the haircuts, London Has the trousers, but Belfast has the Reason!
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

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justa Nother Teenage Rebel
Written by Colin Cowan, Greg Cowan, Martin Cowan and Getty
Performed by The Outcasts
Licensed courtesy of The Outcasts
Published by © 2006 Cherry Red Songs for The World
Administered by Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd.
Used by permission. All rights reserved
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An interesting life...
31 March 2013 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

War, poverty, desolation.

When everything looks dismal and negative, how can one escape and persevere? Through music of course.

Terri Hooley had the answer to the misery of his time. By opening a record shop and encouraging locals to create new music he provided an antidote to the gloom and became instrumental in establishing the Belfast punk scene.

Some thought he was mad, but creativity and madness go together and without any regard for consequences he just stormed ahead driven not by materialistic ambition but out of love for music.

An inspiring bio faithfully brought to the big screen, that effortlessly brought a much needed smile to the audience.


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UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobre vibracije See more »

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$500,168
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2.35 : 1
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