Brassed Off

Synopsis: In existence for a hundred years, Grimley Colliery Brass band is as old as the mine. But the miners are now deciding whether to fight to keep the pit open, and the future for town and band looks bleak. Although the arrival of flugelhorn player Gloria injects some life into the players, and bandleader Danny continues to exhort them to continue in the national competition, frictions and pressures are all too evident. And who's side is Gloria actually on?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mark Herman
Production: Miramax Films
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

There's always Mr Chuckles.

-I can do more of that.


PhiI, PhiI.

You have a wife and 4 bloody kids

here, a house nobody'll bIoody buy...

mortgaged up to the bloody hilt,

loan-sharks on our backs...

no bloody money, no bloody job,

and what are you going to do?

Fucking juggle?

Bit cIumsy with the crockery,

your Sandra.

-All right, Iove?

-All right.

Crap. That's what that was.

A Ioad of bloody crap.

What did Eric Morecombe say?

AlI the right notes...

but not necessarily the right order.

What happened to you, son?

It just fell apart.

Aye, you're not the only one. Andy

Iad, all over the shop, you were.

-What is up with you lot?

-Got our minds on other things, Danny.

-Like what?

-Blimey, you been on holiday or what?

How do you mean?

Well it may've escaped your notice,

Iike, but pit's under threat.

What's that

got to do with us?

Oh, aye, you're

right, not a lot.

Now listen to me, aII of you. These

are worrying times, I know that.

But look what it says here, eh?

Over a hundred years this band's

been going...

two world wars, three disasters,

seven strikes...

one bloody big depression and t'band

played on every flaming time.

Danny, this is t'biggest disaster

of t'lot.

Can't have a coIIiery band without

a bIoody coIliery, can you?

Listen. We've got the NationaI Semi

FinaIs coming up and we're capabIe...

I mean it, well capabIe of going

through to London.

The first time in our history.

The Albert Hall.

Now I know there's a spot

of bother at the pit...

but that's something separate. This

is music, and it's music that matters.

Now, come on,

kitty fort'weekend.

Danny, me and Ernie, we've been

thinking it over, Iike...

I know subs aren't much, but...

-present cIimate and that...

-What are you saying, Jim?

Me and Jim have made

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Mark Herman

Mark Herman (born 1954) is an English film director and screenwriter best known for writing and directing the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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