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Robert Arkins Robert Arkins
Jimmy Rabbitte
Michael Aherne Michael Aherne
Steven Clifford
Angeline Ball Angeline Ball
Imelda Quirke
Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy
Natalie Murphy
Dave Finnegan Dave Finnegan
Mickah Wallace
Bronagh Gallagher Bronagh Gallagher
Bernie McGloughlin
Félim Gormley Félim Gormley
Dean Fay
Glen Hansard Glen Hansard
Outspan Foster


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Roddy Doyle Roddy Doyle
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Dick Clement Dick Clement
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8 years ago at Nov 24 10:09
Astonishing music, lads, I'm telling ya. I laughed my arse off and really enjoyed this trip into Dublin's not-so-old days! Deep into the core of Ireland. Where the real blacks of Europe stand. (Y)

"The Irish are the blacks of Europe, and the Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland, and the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin... so say it once, say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud... read more

An average movie

2 years, 3 months ago at Sep 1 9:11
To be honest, it has been ages since I saw this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Basically, a while back, I used to play the saxophone and I followed some lessons for 5-6 years. At some point, my sax teacher asked me if I would be interested to play in a band and, of course, I thought it sounded pretty neat. Eventually, it turned out to be a blues-band which was pretty much l... read more

The Commitments

1 month ago at Nov 13 3:57
Well, isn’t this just a fun, modest movie about a group of Dublin musicians trying to make something of themselves by playing American soul music of the 50s and 60s. there’s no great lesson to impart, which is quite refreshing, just a good time to be had watching a batch of chain-smoking, foul-mouthed Irish lads and lassies try to get it together long enough to maybe get a record deal. The wri... read more
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North Dublin wheeler-dealer Jimmy Rabbitte, dreaming of music stardom, decides to form a soul band from the local community. But despite their talent, The Commitments' internal squabbling proves a major obstacle on the road to success.
Release date: 13 September 1991
UPC: 086162128929
Tags: Drama (12), Music (9), 1991 (7), Comedy (6), Musical (4), Ireland (4), 1990s (3), Based On A Novel (3), UK (2), Barrytown Trilogy (2), Usa (1), SnP (1), Adaptation (1), Loved It -love It- Will Always Love It (1), Relationhips (1), Soul Group (1), 90's (1), Rilliant (1), Tension (1), HQ (1)
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The Commitments

“Well, isn’t this just a fun, modest movie about a group of Dublin musicians trying to make something of themselves by playing American soul music of the 50s and 60s. there’s no great lesson to impart, which is quite refreshing, just a good time to be had watching a batch of chain-smoking, foul-mouthed Irish lads and lassies try to get it together long enough to maybe get a record deal. The writing’s on the wall from the beginning that it’s probably not going to happen for them, but it’s still a blast to watch them try anyway.   Less glossy than many of Alan Parker’s other films, most notably 1980’s Fame to which this plays as something of an inverse, it still has all of the depth of feeling and thought Parker’s other films do. What does that mean? This is mainly an excus” read more

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"The Commitments Picture of The Commitments Genre: Soul Lead vocal: Deco Cuffe Guitar: Outspan Foster Saxophonist: Steven Clifford Bassist: Derek Scully Drummer: Billy Mooney Trumpet: Joey "The Lips" Fagan Backup singers: Bernie McGloughlin, Natalie Murphy and Imelda Quirke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfHC5eY5CI"


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"2nd viewing, Netflix 30 December 2016 Directed by: Alan Parker "


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"With it's long standing traditions of it's own brand of folk songwriters and music, Ireland isn't exactly the place to find any real solid R&B groups. So when a local Dubliner decides to form a band in the stylings of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, he expects to have his job cut out for him. Only to find out that the real battle of starting a band together is not a lack of soul, talent or skin color, but a lack of "commitment" due to a big headed clash of egos that rivals any episode of Behin"


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An average movie

“To be honest, it has been ages since I saw this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Basically, a while back, I used to play the saxophone and I followed some lessons for 5-6 years. At some point, my sax teacher asked me if I would be interested to play in a band and, of course, I thought it sounded pretty neat. Eventually, it turned out to be a blues-band which was pretty much like the band in this movie with some kids coming from the projects of my city. I mean, we even had ‘Mustang Sally’ in our set list! So, obviously, everyone in my band just loved this movie for some obvious reasons but, to be honest, I always had some rather mixed feelings about the damned thing. I mean, sure, it was quite entertaining, the characters were convincing and believable and some of ” read more

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