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Convinced that they can bring soul music to Dublin, a group of working-class youth form a band. High-energy production paints an interesting, unromanticized picture of modern Ireland and refuses to follow standard showbiz cliches, even though its lack of resolution hurts. Honest, whimsical dialogue laced with poetic obscenities, delivered by a cast of mostly unknowns. Very successful soundtrack features the music of Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, and others, and received a Grammy nomination. Based on the book "The Commitments" by Roddy Doyle, part of a trilogy which includes "The Snapper" and "The Van."

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Available on Running time 116 minutes. Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Price of Fame, Dublin, Rock Flicks
Screenplay
Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle, Ian La Frenais
Cast
Andrew Strong, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Michael Aberne, Dick Massey, Ken McCluskey, Robert Arkins, Dave Finnegan, Johnny Murphy, Angeline Ball, Felim Gormley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Colm Meaney
Cinematography
Gale Tattersall
Director
Alan Parker
Music
Paul Bushnell
Producer
Beacon Films

Awards

British Acad. 1991: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Parker), Film.

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