The Commitments 32 years old

They had nothing to lose, they risked it all.

The Commitments

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.

Credits

The Commitments Cast

Name Character
Maria Doyle Kennedy She was 26, now 59 years old as Natalie Murphy
Colm Meaney He was 38, now 70 years old as Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.
Angeline Ball She was 22, now 55 years old as Imelda Quirke
Bronagh Gallagher She was 18, now 51 years old as Bernie McGloughlin
Rynagh O'Grady She was 37, now 70 years old as Bernie's Mother
Lance Daly as Kid with Harmonica
Jim Corr He was 27, now 59 years old as Avant-Garde-A-Clue Band
Andrea Corr She was 17, now 49 years old as Sharon Rabbitte
Alan Parker He was 47, 76 years old when he died as Eejit Record Producer
Anne Kent as Mrs. Rabbitte
Caroline Corr She was 18, now 51 years old as (uncredited)
Robert Arkins He was 41, now 74 years old as Jimmy Rabbitte
Eanna MacLiam as Failed Drug Buyer
Glen Hansard He was 21, now 54 years old as Outspan Foster
Félim Gormley He was 22, now 55 years old as Dean Fay
Ger Ryan She was 41, now 74 years old as Pawnbroker
Dave Finnegan as Mickah Wallace
Michael Aherne as Steven Clifford
Sharon Corr She was 21, now 54 years old as Fiddle Player (uncredited)
Johnny Murphy He was 47, 72 years old when he died as Joey 'The Lips' Fagan
Ken McCluskey as Derek Scully
Phelim Drew He was 22, now 55 years old as Roddy the Reporter
Peter Rowen as Shy Skateboard Auditioner
Sean Hughes He was 25, 51 years old when he died as Dave from Eeijit Records
Dick Massey as Billy Mooney
Winston Dennis He was 38, now 71 years old as Man in Limo

The Commitments Crew

Name Department
John Hubbard as Casting. He was 77 (74) years old when He died Production
Brian Morris as Production Design. He was 52 (now 85) years old Art
Penny Rose as Costume Design. She was 41 (now 74) years old Costume & Make-Up
Ros Hubbard as Casting. Production
Gerry Hambling as Editor. He was 65 (86) years old when He died Editing
Arden Gantly as Art Direction. Art
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Armyan Bernstein as Executive Producer. He was 8 (now 24) years old Production
Gale Tattersall as Director of Photography. He was 43 (now 76) years old Camera
Mark Geraghty as Art Direction. Art
David Wimbury as Line Producer. Production
Tom Rosenberg as Executive Producer. He was 8 (now 24) years old Production
Roddy Doyle as Screenplay. He was 33 (now 65) years old Writing
Roddy Doyle as Novel. He was 33 (now 65) years old Writing
Roger Randall-Cutler as Producer. Production
Karen Brookes as Set Decoration. Art
Lynda Myles as Producer. She was 44 (now 76) years old Production
Dick Clement as Co-Producer. He was 53 (now 86) years old Production
Dick Clement as Screenplay. He was 53 (now 86) years old Writing
Wilson Pickett as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (64) years old when He died Sound
Peter Frampton as Makeup Supervisor. He was 41 (now 74) years old Costume & Make-Up
Ian La Frenais as Co-Producer. He was 55 (now 88) years old Production
Ian La Frenais as Screenplay. He was 55 (now 88) years old Writing
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The Commitments (32 years)

They had nothing to lose, they risked it all.

  • Release day: Wednesday, August 14, 1991
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Budget: 12000000.00
  • Revenue: 14919570.00