The Commitments was released 25 years ago and to celebrate the cult release, a special edition DVD and Blu-ray is now being released.
Jimmy Rabbitte is a Dubliner who's always had a dream to start a band and make it big. Deciding to act on his dreams, Jimmy puts out an ad for musicians in the area looking to share in his idea. After many unsuccessful auditions, Jimmy is tired out for watching terrible wannabe musicians and decides that he's going to start a band with his friends, whilst he acts as their manager.
He recruits a number of people, Deco Cuffe who has the perfect voice to front a soul band; Outspan Foster to play guitar; Steven Clifford to play the piano; Dean Fay to play the saxophone; bassist Derek Scully, drummer Billy Mooney, and three backup singers who are all girls: Bernie McGloughlin, Natalie Murphy and Imelda Quirke. The lineup is finally complete when they meet Joey 'The Lips' Fagan who might be much older than the other guys in the band but he plays the trumpet and has a years of experience playing with some of the people Jimmy most looks up to.
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Bronagh Gallagher, Andrew Strong, Angeline Ball and Glen Hansard - Back Row (L-R) Kenneth McCluskey, Dick Massey, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Angeline Ball, Andrew Strong. Front Row (L-R) Dave Finnegan, Michael Aherne, Felim Gormley Dublin, Ireland - The original cast members of the hit 1991 Irish film 'The Commitments' reunite at The Late Late Show and other guests at RTE Studios Friday 4th March 2011
Angeline Ball, Bronagh Gallagher, Commitments and Glen Hansard - Angeline Ball (Imelda Quirke) Dublin, Ireland - The original cast members of the hit 1991 Irish film 'The Commitments' (Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Felim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Ken McCluskey, Andrew Strong) gather at Liberty Hall to announce a string of 20th Anniversary Reunion Concerts. Wednesday 6th October 2010
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