The Commitments (1991) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. "It was a really good thing in our lives. OF CORRS IT’S THEM: Most people know that Andrea Corr had a minor (non-singing) role in the film … In that sense, the Commitments were a cousin to the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's tribute to the very same music but where Jake and Elwood managed to hire Stax's house band (such are the perks of stardom) , the group Parker assembled were working Irish musicians. "Good God almighty," marvelled a veteran photographer. Back in the day, a baby-faced gang of unknowns promised to bring a little soul to the people in Alan Parker's hit film. He has one character mockingly sing the title song from ‘Fame’ (1980, dir. it developed a touch of arrogance during the last few years and I'm really glad to see that gone," said Hansard. When musician John Hughes was asked to organise 100 bands for the audition scene of The Commitments, one of those he called up was Jim Corr whom he knew from playing the keyboards in a previous band of Hughes’s. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about The Commitments - The Commitments (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Discogs. Sections, 'The Commitments' cast at Liberty Hall, Dublin yesterday. Murphy was the only member of the cast who didn’t do his own playing. Slick, Johnny, slick. , 400px wide They played to 24,000 people over four shows and also donated 30,000 euro to the Irish Cancer Society. He saw the “gorgeous” girls, became the band’s manager and the rest is multi-million-record-selling history. We, the undersigned UIC faculty, staff, students, and community, urge you as Chancellor of UIC to respect the UIC workers who are keeping our community safe and healthy at their own risk, by expeditiously implementing the contract terms negotiated by SEIU and INA for our hospital workers. Disc 1 The Commitments opens with Treat Her Right sung by Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins who plays 8 instruments and sings) the music video is on disc 2 page 2 with commentary with Alan Parker: the technicians wanted to film a music video so they set it up. In the end he hired Johnny Murphy, an experienced stage actor but one with no experience of playing the trumpet. To help him, er, commit to the instrument’s mouthpiece, Joey tells him to imagine it’s the nipple of a woman he fancies. He left school at 17 to front his band, Housebroken. MADONNA’S NIPPLE: Speaking of Fagan, one of the most memorable scenes of  The Commitments involved Joey ‘The Lips’ teaching his protege Dean Fay to play the saxaphone. But there were plenty of rock 'n' roll Hollywood moments; security guards with ear-pieces, PRs all about the place, flunkies shouting "no filming, no pictures" and access all areas just for the "stars". Irish sport images provided by Inpho Photography unless otherwise stated. 6. , 300px wide Colm Meaney still plays the dad of the central clan in all three films. Robert Arkins is an Irish musician and actor who played the role of Jimmy Rabbitte, the manager of the Commitments, in the 1991 film The Commitments directed by Alan Parker.. A native of Drumcondra, Dublin, Arkins has been a professional musician from the age of 15. When Jimmy Rabbitte is trying to come up with a name for the band that will become The Commitments, one suggestion made is The Likely Lads. It takes you somewhere else. There is also a cardboard cutout of Parker in the background. Commitments cast re-united 20 years on. The Commitments ("'Live" )"I Can't Stand The Rain" (Angeline Ball-(Lead Vocal)"You're No Good" (Maria Doyle-(Lead Vocal) The Commitments reunion tour (1 Viewer) Thread starter rettucs; Start date Oct 7, 2010; Oct 7, 2010 #1 rettucs Well-Known Member. The novel tells the story of the formation, rise, and fall of the Commitments, a soul band based in Dublin, Ireland. For many years in Tanzania, HIV response was mainly taken as the role of the government and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) since the first HIV incidence in Tanzania way back in 1980’s. IT’S hard to believe, but next year will be the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘The Commitments’ – that classic Alan Parker film about a young Dublin band, based on the book of the same name by Roddy Doyle. Where he is Jimmy Rabbitte Snr in the books and The Commitments film, he is Dessie Curley in 1993 film The Snapper and just referred to as ‘Larry’ in the movie version of The Van (1996). Last Reviewed on January 14, 2020, by eNotes Editorial. 'The Commitments' cast at Liberty Hall, Dublin yesterday. Of course we're talking about The Commitments. Off the set, though, was where the life-changing stuff was happening for Andrea and her siblings. You can obtain a copy of the Code, or contact the Council, at www.presscouncil.ie, PH: (01) 6489130, Lo-Call 1890 208 080 or email: info@presscouncil.ie. Donations from every ticket sold were given to the Irish Cancer Society, with a goal of raising €30,000. The Commitments got back together in March 2011 for a reunion tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the movie, with four shows in Ireland ending in the O2 Arena in Dublin to critical acclaim. It is a time when people can usually put aside the shackles of work and family commitments and seize opportunities that time previously prohibited. Here’s a little taster of how The Commitments used that Olde Anglo-Saxon word as expletive, verb, adjective and noun… (WARNING: There will be swearing in the video below. UK tour (2 venues) Mon 8 Nov 2021 - Sat 16 Apr 2022. Back: Dick Massey, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Michael Aherne, Ken McCluskey, Felim Gormley, Andrew Strong; front – Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Dave Finnegan, 'The Commitments': The cast will reform for a tour next March, Glen Hansard, who played 'Outspan' Foster in 'The Commitments' and Angelina Ball, who played backing singer Imelda Quirke pose for the cameras at Liberty Hall yesterday. TheJournal.ie | Post-Commitments, Murphy went on to enjoy roles in Irish classics like Into the West and Angela's Ashes. 3. 0. 0. 7. Directed by Alan Parker. Strong, the rambunctious teenage surprise of the 1991 movie (he was just 16 when filming began) was brought fluffy white towels so he could mop his sweaty brow. To mark the occasion, the stars of that film have announced that they are reforming to do an anniversary tour. OF CORRS IT’S THEM: Most people know that Andrea Corr had a minor (non-singing) role in the film as Jimmy Rabbitte Jnr’s little sister. The other three also appeared in the film – Caroline in the audience during the performance of ‘I Never Loved A Man’, Jim in the Avant-Garde-A-Clue band and Sharon on the violin in a country and western band that Bernie joins at the end of the film. One of these, the kid on the skateboard outside Jimmy Rabbitte Jnr’s window when he’s auditioning musicians, had already a claim to fame as the boy whose face appeared on the cover art of U2′s ‘Boy’ (1980) and ‘War’ (1983) albums. In some ways Dublin is now going back to being a much nicer city to be in . +262 (0)262 611 611 reservation@hotellesaintpierre.fr Sec Note: Due to College commitments the CFSA Reunion would now have to take place on 8 Jul 04. Of course we're talking about The Commitments. Adverts.ie | Last year the prominent Irish author Roddy Doyle wrote a beautiful essay for Intelligent Life Magazine about his favorite museum to visit: the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.This year, we have decided to turn the tables on Mr. Doyle and interview him about one of his best known works, The Commitments. On 6 October 2010, it was announced that Strong, Arkins, Ball, Gallagher, Aherne, Hansard, Félim Gormley and Dave Finnegan would join The Stars from The Commitments for a reunion tour to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary. That's when 'The Commitments' took us by storm in the Hollywood production of Roddy Doyle's lively book. In the film, he decides on Kim Basinger’s. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. SKATER ‘BOY’: The extras list of The Commitments read like a ‘who’s who’ of Dublin characters of the time. The talented young cast of The Commitments, who had been plucked from working-class obscurity by the film’s director Alan Parker, became overnight stars … He left school at 17 to front his band, Housebroken. LIKELY LADS: Roddy Doyle’s book was adapted for the screen version of The Commitments by Ian La Fresnais and Dick Clement, the writing duo behind the rather more English television series The Likely Lads, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Thanks to @BrianGreene on Twitter – and Paul Cunnane in the comments – for being especially au fait with this scene…. Alan Parker) with him on the train and at another point, Jimmy references a newspaper article in which Bob Geldof is mentioned. Still committed, 20 years on Ciara Moynihan IT’S hard to believe, but next year will be the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘The Commitments’ – that classic Alan Parker film about a young Dublin band, based on the book of the same name by Roddy Doyle. Alan Parker) can be seen on the wall and videos of his other films on the shelves. The surname of the Rabbitte family at the centre of Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown trilogy of books had to be changed to Curley in the film of The Snapper because 20th Century Fox had the rights to the Rabbitte name on film after they made the movie version of The Commitments. The Commitments performing live at Dublin's O2 Arena on Saturday 19th March, 2011. . Other faces at the Liberty Hall Theatre included Robert Arkins (Jimmy Rabbitte), who will feature as a singer in the reunion concerts, a series that will earn the Irish Cancer Society a portion of the proceeds. In many ways, it was that same band that kick-started the reunion craze. Please note that TheJournal.ie uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. Daft.ie, 7 ‘deadly’ things you may not know about The Commitments Comments, Create an email alert based on the current article, This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. News images provided by Press Association and Photocall Ireland unless otherwise stated. Yesterday he and his bandmates showed glimpses of why 'The Commitments' still remains for so many a joyful memory and a throwback to a time when the Celtic Tiger was still a glint in the eye. 4. In the Roddy Doyle book The Commitments, Dean settles on Madonna’s nipple. When cajoled to move to the front for a photograph, the now 37-year-old singer muttered an expletive as he shifted place. We didn’t count them – IMDB.com did. Supporter. Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class. Robert Arkins is an Irish musician and actor who played the role of Jimmy Rabbitte, the manager of the Commitments, in the 1991 film The Commitments directed by Alan Parker.. A native of Drumcondra, Dublin, Arkins has been a professional musician from the age of 15. For more information on cookies please refer to our cookies policy. 'Before the return of Australia's biggest social experiment, a … The beloved actor died of respiratory failure in February of this year. Peter Rowan was a national skating champion at the time of The Commitments. Noteworthy | We're broke and even more people are on the dole. Directed by Alan Parker. We here at TheJournal.ie are very impressed by the fact that he had a role in a two-part episode of Remington Steele four years before The Commitments. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. It won BAFTAs for Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. Joined Apr 18, 2006 Messages 22,290 Location Post of the week winner: 22nd March, 2013. if they don't get Joey the Lips they shouldn't bother. This outstanding live stage show features an amazing live band with Original Commitments cast members and musicians from the Bafta award winning and Golden Globe and Oscar® nominated smash hit Sir Alan Parker film and multi-million selling soundtrack albums (Selling in the region of 14,000,000 Copies and receiving Gold and Platinum discs) Originally a fictional group, the band reformed in 2010. With Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy. NOT BLOWING HIS OWN TRUMPET: Alan Parker originally wanted Van Morrison to play Joey ‘The Lips’ Fagan. It won BAFTAs for Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay. Geldof had previously starred in ‘Pink Floyd’s The Wall’ (1982, dir. Channel Nine has offered a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Married At First Sight reunion series, set to air in two weeks. One of the best Irish films ever made. All The Music… All The Soul.. All The Heart….. LIVE Direct from Dublin, the fantastic Stars From The Commitments. Summaries. They have since moved to the US and have been script doctors on the movies Never Say Never Again, The Rock and Bad Boys 2. In many ways, it was that same band that kick-started the reunion craze. Global superstar Rod Stewart nearly joined the Commitments on their 20th anniversary dates around Ireland this week. Boards.ie | Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class. With Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy. Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. 5. The42 | Complete your The Commitments … Alan Parker). The only missing characters yesterday were Maria Doyle Kennedy (Natalie Murphy) and Johnny Murphy, who played Joey 'The Lips' Fagan. PARKER POINTERS: Director Alan Parker showed he was happy to poke fun at himself with several fleeting references to his previous work throughout The Commitments. EVERYTHING has changed, but nothing has changed, since 1991. ), To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide It was nominated for a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and it won a BRIT Award in 1992 for its soundtrack, among numerous other gongs. Users are reminded that they are fully responsible for their own created content and their own posts, comments and submissions and fully and effectively warrant and indemnify Journal Media in relation to such content and their ability to make such content, posts, comments and submissions available. "It grabs you by the balls and lifts you above the shite," Jimmy Rabbitte, the band's manager had said in the smash film. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites. The Commitments are a soul band from Dublin, Ireland, formed for the screen version of the book of the same name by Irish writer, Roddy Doyle. . Twenty years on, and Ireland is once again in a deep malaise. Ireland was in a deep recession and just about everyone seemed to be broke and on the dole. The band gets back together years later for a one time reunion put on by the one man who train to keep it all together and not let the stardom get to his head the manager one by one he talks the members into one show in Dublin for what might have been that night if they would have stayed together for the fans,but mostly to fill that unresolved emptyness of what might have been.They all wonder after … ... Tour manager says Rod is gutted he missed the Commitments reunion. And commentary with Robert Arkins: Parker didn't even pay us for the extra work. *Alfonso Ribeiro has opened up about why he wasn’t on set with original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert, during the recent “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion. Sites: The Commitments got back together in March 2011 for a reunion tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the movie, with four shows in Ireland ending in the O2 Arena in Dublin to critical acclaim. Formed in 1991 by working class music manager Jimmy Rabitte, The Commitments performes a unique blend of soul music, described by trumpeter Joey "The Lips" Fagan as "Dublin soul." Wire service provided by Associated Press. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. We live in this weirdly complex culture where everyone is offended all the time...' 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Yesterday, a tad older, greyer and heavier, the gaggle of nonetheless familiar faces renewed the promise with confirmation of a deeply nostalgic musical comeback. In a scene in a video shop, a poster of ‘Birdy’ (1984, dir. THE REUNION OF the stars of Alan Parker’s 1991 film, The Commitments, for a series of concerts next March has made us very nostalgic here at TheJournal.ie If you’re spending as much time as we are reminiscing about the hardest-working band in the world, you might like to drop these bits of trivia into the conversation…. There was also Dick Massey (drummer Billy Mooney), Felim Gormley (Dean Fay), Ken McCluskey (Derek Scully) Dave Finnegan (Mickah Wallace), Michael Aherne (Steve Clifford) and 'Outspan' Foster, played by singer and 'Once' Oscar winner Glen Hansard. Commitments cast re-united 20 years on. 'The Commitments' cast at Liberty Hall, Dublin yesterday. A balding Andrew Strong (loudmouth Deco Cuffe in the movie) with backing singers Angeline Ball (Imelda Quirke) and Bronagh Gallagher (Bernie McGloughlin) sang the pants out of 'Mustang Sally', the eponymous tune which gave the film its heart. Alan Parker). 1. Everyone knows Joey the Lips was the brains behind that band …..AND, THE BONUS TRACK: The word ‘fuck’ appears 145 times in the 113-minute running time of The Commitments. THE stars of surprise hit movie 'The Commitments' will perform together again today, for the first in time in nearly 20 years. 'How are you going to survive today if you take yourself so seriously? Menu He is ill and will not take part in the concerts. 2. They played to 24,000 people over four shows and also donated 30,000 euro to the Irish Cancer Society . "Sure there's a lot of different music you can get off on but soul is more than that. He, perhaps more than most, was able to articulate just how much water has flowed under the bridge since 1991, when the film deftly captured the struggle of making ends meet in a recession. The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. , TheJournal.ie supports the work of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman, and our staff operate within the Code of Practice. Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. Last year the prominent Irish author Roddy Doyle wrote a beautiful essay for Intelligent Life Magazine about his favorite museum to visit: the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.This year, we have decided to turn the tables on Mr. Doyle and interview him about one of his best known works, The Commitments. Word Count: 500. One of the best Irish films ever made. (He was the younger brother of Guggi – aka Derek Rowan – artist pal of Bono.) WHAT’S IN A NAME? Putting it simply, they've still got it. To learn more see our. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. It was nominated for a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and it won a BRIT Award in 1992 for its soundtrack, among numerous other gongs. “Jim said, ‘Can I bring my three sisters’,” recalled Hughes in an interview in 2001. The Commitments - or, to name them more precisely, The Stars from The Commitments, are technically speaking a tribute band; like Spinal Tap, for instance, they were formed out of a film of the same name, … Discover now the commitments of Hotel Le Saint-Pierre in Reunion Island to reduce our ecological footprint while maintaining quality service. The talented young cast of The Commitments, who had been plucked from working-class obscurity by the film’s director Alan Parker, became overnight stars when the … 0. 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