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The Commitments

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Original title
The Commitments
Running time
114 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle (Novel: Roddy Doyle )
Wilson Pickett
Gale Tattersall
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Co-production United Kingdom-Ireland-United States; Beacon Communications. Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Musical. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
In Dublin, Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) is a would-be music business wheeler and dealer, and he aspires to manage the world's greatest band, with only one music in mind: soul. However, top-shelf soul musicians are hard to find in Dublin, so he has to make do with what he can find. Before long, the band, called the Commitments, is packing them in at local clubs. Do they have what it takes to make the big time?
1991: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
1991: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy or Musical
1991: 4 BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Director, Editing, Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nom.
1991: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1991: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nom. for Most Promising Actor (Strong)
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