Adrian Hood as Heavy. Many had been in debt ever since the long strike, and were prepared to take redundancy money whilst it was on offer. Stephen Moore as Mackenzie. Having lived all my life in a large metropolitan city, I cannot relate first hand to the plight of a small town community. Jacqueline Naylor as 1st Mother. Show 25 25 50 All. The film was cited in a thesis at the University of Nottingham to illustrate usage of the word in parts of Britain.
In a pub conversation, the other miners are not particularly concerned and feel that Jim is being too harsh on Andy. More Top Movies Trailers. The music is a central focus of the film, but not as a compromise to the story of a town in turmoil. I had been told how good it was and enjoyed it immensely. A small Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope for the town’s men is to enter their Grimley Colliery Brass Band into a national competition. Postlethwaite’s performance hits you in an unexpected way and you’d have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by it. Once, mining was a thriving industry in rural England, with whole towns built around each mine. Summaries 3 Synopsis 1.
Strike, not the end of the story. The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.
Despite this, or perhaps partially because of it, Brassed Off! I’ve seen Tara Fitzgerald work the camera before, but this time it’s official: Now I’m going to take my boys out onto the town.
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Aug 23, Full Review…. Sue Johnston as Vera. Grimley Colliery Band is a bastion of the local community and one that its leader cares passionately about. Entertainment Weekly Top Critic.
Add the first question. Any success that the film enjoys now that’s it’s strictly on video, is likely to come from very strong word of mouth. If Danny represents Brassed Off! Bernard Wrigley as Chapman. Before departing, Phil leaves a note for Danny saying that they are going to the finals. Ross Collins Super Reviewer. In existence for a hundred years, Grimley Colliery Brass band is as old as the mine.
Trivia The advertising slogan on the back of the coach ploh the band use reads: At Home With Amy Sedaris. The end of the film has the same information, but just as normal text.
Postlethwaite’s performance hits you in an unexpected way and you’d have to have a heart of stone to not be moved by it. In other projects Wikiquote.
She also plays the flugelhornand is allowed to play with the local brass band after playing Concierto de Aranjuez with them. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email.
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Loading comments… Trouble loading? I remember the first time we rehearsed with the Grimethorpe band in the Abbey Road studios, where the soundtrack was being recorded.
National Coal Mining Museum for England. The music is a central focus of the film, but not as a compromise to the story of a town in turmoil. Peter Gunn as Simmo. Once, mining was a thriving industry in rural England, with whole towns built around each mine. The New York Times. After being away from London for weeks, it was funny coming back to shoot the Albert Hall scenes — playing someone from Yorkshire behaving as if coming down to London was a rare thing.
The film was cited in a thesis at the University of Nottingham to illustrate usage of the word in parts of Britain. He’s best known for killing zombies, but Norman Reedus is more into sketch comedy than action when he’s off-set.
Still, there are those who are willing to fight to the end, believing that no amount of money can make up for the damage that Grimley’s closure will bring.
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Nov 22, Full Review…. Stirring film about losing your job and reclaiming your soul. Sally Adams as Ward Sister. A shining ensemble cast that hits all the right notes makes Brassed Off toot sweet.
When the conservative government threatens to close the town’s coal pit, the citizens debate on whether or not the town’s band should continue playing. Andrew Hirst as Grimley Colliery Band. For Danny there is also a grave price to pay for a life’s service to the mines. I don’t drink coffee. Start your free trial. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat.