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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
In a village in Northern England, Danny (Pete Postlethwaite), the conductor of a colliery brass band, has difficulty maintaining the morale of his musicians when the economic future of the area is threatened by the possibility that the local coal mine will be closed. When a former resident, Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald), returns to assess the mine, she get involved with her former flame, Andy (Ewan McGregor), and also the band, joining them in their last hurrah at a national competition.

Cast: Pete Postlethwaite , Tara Fitzgerald , Ewan McGregor , Jim Carter , Philip Jackson , Peter Martin , Stephen Tompkinson , Sue Johnston

Director: Mark Herman

Genres: Comedy drama

Brassed Off (1996)

Release Date: May 23rd, 1997|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The pitch of the script, written by director Mark Herman, isn't perfect. But these earthy blokes are an engaging lot, the soot of the earth, with an admirably wry view of their bleak situations. [23May1997 Pg 03.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Brassed Off is a sweet film with a lot of anger at its core. show more

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