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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  1. Roddy Doyle

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Ian La Frenais


  3. Dick Clement


  4. Alan Parker


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  1. RA

    Robert Arkins

    Jimmy Rabbitte

  2. MA

    Michael Aherne

    Steven Clifford

  3. Angeline Ball

    Angeline Ball

    Imelda Quirke

  4. Maria Doyle Kennedy

    Maria Doyle Kennedy

    Natalie Murphy

  5. DF

    Dave Finnegan

    Mickah Wallace

  6. Bronagh Gallagher

    Bronagh Gallagher

    Bernie McGloughlin

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 14, 1991
    R, Theatrical



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