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Thumbnail for The Commitments (1991) The Commitments (1991)

Basics Critics:72Viewers:72Rusty:79
Category: Comedy, Drama, Music/MusicalSub-Category: musical film, comedy-drama, drama filmNarrative location: DublinRuntime: 118 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: Alan ParkerScreenwriter: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy DoyleBased on: The CommitmentsMusic: Wilson PickettCinematography: Gale TattersallStars: Maria Doyle Kennedy, Glen Hansard, Andrew Strong, Robert Arkins, Colm Meaney, Alan Parker, Andrea Corr, Bronagh GallagherProducer: Lynda MylesStudio: Beacon PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Gerry Hambling)Award details: (details at IMDb)

Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

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