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.

  1. Roddy Doyle

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Ian La Frenais


  3. Dick Clement


  4. Alan Parker


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Arkins

    Jimmy Rabbitte

  2. Michael Aherne

    Steven Clifford

  3. Angeline Ball

    Angeline Ball

    Imelda Quirke

  4. Maria Doyle Kennedy

    Maria Doyle Kennedy

    Natalie Murphy

  5. Dave Finnegan

    Mickah Wallace

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 14, 1991


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

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