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Marty "Alfred Molina" is a jazz musician, always a precarious source of livelihood even for the best-known performers. In this film, he is just barely getting by, living on the outskirts of... See full summary »

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Sara Driver

Writers:

Ray Dobbins (screenplay), Ray Dobbins (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Molina ... Marty
Marianne Faithfull ... Lilly
Rachael Bella ... Ruthie
Maggie O'Neill ... Sheila
Seymour Cassel ... Frank
Freddie Brooks Freddie Brooks ... Stretch
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Mrs. Cleary
Carl Dennie Carl Dennie ... Tony
Ruth Sheen ... Marge
George Lannan George Lannan ... Police Chief
Gil Peleg Gil Peleg ... Teenager #1
Matt Dahms Matt Dahms ... Teenager #2
Barry Stevenson Barry Stevenson ... Drunk
Pim Tjujerman Pim Tjujerman ... Postman
Megan Follows ... Kathleen
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Storyline

Marty "Alfred Molina" is a jazz musician, always a precarious source of livelihood even for the best-known performers. In this film, he is just barely getting by, living on the outskirts of a run-down town populated by Irish immigrants. Though this might be called a highly successful life for a jazz musician, it is hardly satisfying. He hangs out a bar called The Rose of Sharon and is friends with its irrepressible barmaid, Sheila "Maggie O'Neill". When Sheila introduces Marty to the ghostly inhabitants of a rocking chair, they embark on a series of adventures that result in satisfaction for all concerned - except for the bar's owner, who killed one of the ghosts "Marianne Faithfull" when she was among the living.

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Comedy

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Country:

Germany | USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Quando os Porcos Voam See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Strummer (The Clash) was responsible for the soundtrack, which ranged from dirty graveyard blues, to the beautiful Irish folk composition "Rose of Erin" with lots of spooky incidental noises in between. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to The Ghosts Who Walk With Us See more »

Soundtracks

IN MY HEART
Written by Deanie Parker (uncredited) and Steve Cropper (uncredited)
Performed by Barbara Brown & The Browns
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A Gem of an Independent Film
15 June 2011 | by dennisleeclevenSee all my reviews

I saw this film because I am an ardent fan of Marianne Faithful. I didn't know what to expect because Ms. Faithful has been in some terrible films in the past. I was enchanted with this film and I do wish it would be released on DVD. It is a most unusual ghost story and that is what is wonderful about it. There is nothing that is predictable about this film. What is a bit shocking is to see how Marianne Faithful became a ghost. It is a bit of a jolt. Alfred Molina gives a superb performance. I recommended it a Video Shop and wrote a mini-review and it was being checked out constantly by word of mouth. This film deserved more promotion than it received. It is not flatly directed in my opinion. It has a great cast and the script is top-notch. Alfred Molina and Marianne Faithful work extremely well together. A great ghost story but it is also a very human film. It has charm without being at all sappy. I really love this film because it is odd but it is odd in the best possible manner.


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