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Hear My Song (1991)

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Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

Director:

Peter Chelsom

Writers:

Peter Chelsom (screenplay), Peter Chelsom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Flanagan Brian Flanagan ... Young Micky O'Neill
Constance Cowley Constance Cowley ... Nurse
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Micky's Mum
Phil Kelly Phil Kelly ... Ronnie Lavelle
Jean Blanchflower Jean Blanchflower ... Ronnie's Mum
Adrian Dunbar ... Micky O'Neill
Tara Fitzgerald ... Nancy Doyle
John Dair John Dair ... Derek
Stephen Marcus ... Gordon
John Neville Rufus Altman John Neville Rufus Altman ... Oscar Harrison
Joe Cuddy Joe Cuddy ... Franc Cinatra
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Kitty Ryan
Gladys Sheehan Gladys Sheehan ... Grandma Ryan
Gina Moxley Gina Moxley ... Brenda Ryan
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Grandson Ryan
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Storyline

Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There's definitely magic in the air

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akouste to tragoudi mou See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,965, 29 December 1991

Gross USA:

$4,313,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,313,473
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Josef Locke was a real Irish tenor who enjoyed great success after the Second World War, to the extent that, in 1948, he was earning approximately £2,000 a week. Then in the 1950s the tax-man became interested in his earnings and Locke subsequently disappeared. Around about the same time, a new singer of similar build and vocal style called Mr X started appearing in clubs and everyone started to believe that this was in fact Locke under a new guise. Among those who were particularly convinced were the legions of women whom Locke had reputedly slept with, as the man had an enviable reputation as a lady-killer. See more »

Quotes

Micky O'Neill: You're drivin' like a madman.
Fintan O'Donnell: You think this is bad? You should see me when I'm on me own!
Micky O'Neill: Sure I'd hate to be with you when you're on your own.
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Soundtracks

Goodbye
Written by Harry Graham (as Graham) and Robert Stolz (as Stolz)
Performed by Vernon Midgley
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Great stuff here
8 June 2002 | by RondoHattonSee all my reviews

Gee, good story. Great scenery. Excellent acting. Great music. Tara Fitzgerald unclothed. Well, Tara's nude scene was less than germane to the plot, though I think she's totally yummy. Ned Beatty actually pulled the role of Jo Locke off quite well, not going over the top trying to lay on the old Irish brogue bit too heavy. The Locke vocals were sung by Vernon Midgely, & since I had never heard music like that before, I was knocked out. The trad Irish "diddly-diddly" tunes in the soundtrack are by Patrick Street, one of the best contemp Irish bands you can find. Adrian Dunbar, who co-wrote the screenplay with author Peter Chelsom, was wonderful, as semi-crooked music hall manager Mickey O'Neill. Tara Fitzgerald portrayed Nancy Doyle, O'Neill's "fiancee", & brings the role off very well. James Nesbitt, who may be known from "Ballykissangel", plays O'Neill's best friend back in Ireland. Shirley Anne Field, one of Britain's true beauties of the 60's, plays Fitzgerald's mother, a flame left behind by Beatty's Jo Locke, when he left England as a tax exile in the '50's. I just wish we could get a Director's Cut here in the States, as the US theatrical & video releases list actors(Brian Flanagan as "Young Mickey", Constane Cowley as "Nurse, and Marie Mullen as "Mickey's Mum") in the credits which for some inexplicable reason were cut from the North American release. This scene has to do with why Mickey O'Neill can't tell someone he loves them(i.e. Tara Fitzgerald as Nancy). Rumour has it "Hear My Song" will be re-released on DVD in the UK in July '09....but a US release is still delayed so DVD makers can press more boxed sets of "Dog, The Bounty Hunter", anime, and Hannah Montana(whose "movie" was actually directed by Peter Chelsom, who directed and wrote "Hear My Song") Still, this is a wonderful movie,


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