Brassed Off Poster

Release Date: May 23rd, 1997

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 1999

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

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: 1990s, Amusing, Investigation, Underdog, Quest, London, Emotional, Love, Competition

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Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)