About

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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Directed by

Alan Parker

Written by

Dick Clement (Screenplay)
Ian La Frenais (Screenplay)
Roddy Doyle (Screenplay)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland

Language

English

Tagline

They had nothing to lose, they risked it all.

Cast

Keywords

ireland cult film music band dublin

Photos

Lists

#38 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Gerry Hambling