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The Commitments

The book The Commitments was made into the movie The Commitments.

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Book details for The Commitments

The Commitments was written by Roddy Doyle. The book was published in 1987 by Vintage. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Roddy Doyle also wrote The Snapper (1990) and The Van (1991).

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Movie details for The Commitments

The movie was released in 1991. The Commitments was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Aherne, Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Gerard Cassoni, Andrea Corr, Lindsay Fairclough, Ruth Fairclough, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Anne Kent, Dick Massey, Kenneth McCluskey, Colm Meaney, Johnny Murphy, Michael O'Reilly and Andrew Strong.

 

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An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor, and music, The Commitments showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubline... Read More
An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor, and music, The Commitments showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubliner (Robert Arkins) fancies himself a promoter of talent, and sets about assembling and packaging a local Irish R&B band. His group of self-absorbed, backbiting, but stunningly talented individuals begin to succeed beyond his wildest dreams, until petty jealousies and recrimination threaten to scuttle the whole deal. A moody, vivid, and soulful exploration of the Dublin club scene as well as a showcase for some wonderful unknown actors, the film (and its wonderful soundtrack) also features the actual band covering classic soul tunes from the likes of Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. It's that combination of soul and soul music that makes The Commitments a special little film. --Robert Lane