I'll Be There

Synopsis: A washed-up 80's pop star suddenly has a new direction in life when he discovers that he has a teenage daughter, Olivia, in Cardiff, Wales. The result of a weekend affair he had back at the height of his fame produced Olivia, a newspaper delivery girl for the South Wales Echo. He arrives in the small Welsh town, unsettling the life of his ex-lover while inspiring his newfound daughter to follow in his footsteps with a musical career of her own, against the wishes of her mother.
Director(s): Craig Ferguson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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105 min

I can't see how

you can say that Roy Orbison...

had anything to do

with Pete Townshend whatsoever.

Now, that's just where

you're wrong, see?

Roy's use of feedback on the guitar solo

on "Ooby Dooby"...

- preceded Pete's stuff by a

good six or seven years.

I'm sayin' that the use of feedback

in the rock guitar solo...

was further back than The Who.

Further than Orbison even, back to the early

electric blues players in the '20s and '30s.

Well, they couldn't avoid feedback in

them days. The amps were rubbish, see?

That's my point.

Rock 'n' roll is not separate

from other music.

It's part of one big picture.

Like life. We're all connected.

If you're so smart, how come

you work as a housekeeper?

I'm an eccentric millionaire.

Why do you work as a gardener?

I am a gardener.

You've not had your coffee yet,

have you?

Cheeky Chops. Can you hold, please?

Irene, 3.00. Yes, that'll be good.

Bye. Cheeky Chops.

What exactly don't you like

about it, Mrs Williams?

It's a bit... African.

Ah, there she is,

my teenage biker princess.

Hi, Mum.

Hi, Gordo.

Oh, my God. Look at you. You look

like you slept in a tumble dryer.

Come here.

- Can I have 20 pounds, please, Mum?

- Why?

Well, I need currency to have a viable

existence in a capitalistic society.

- Ask a silly question...

- Why are you always asking me for money?

I'm a teenager.

It's our thing.


Bloody poofy pop music.

- Bloody hell.

George, I love you.

I've always loved you.

You never loved me, did you, George? Did

you? Oh, George, you're not listening to me.

- I don't blame him.

Tragedy in the world of music.

Rock star Paul Kerr...

was rushed from his mansion

to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The hospital has made

no statements yet...

but unconfirmed reports are suggesting

that the musician attempted suicide.

Let's go. In the bus.

We're moving out.

- I thought we were staying here tonight.

- Change of plan.

How are you feeling, Mr Kerr?

Um... Well, um...

I'll probably be all right

if you set me up with some drugs.

I'm in a lot of pain.

I think, uh,

morphine would be good.

I'm a psychiatrist, not a dealer.

I don't want a psychiatrist.

I want a proper doctor.

- And morphine.

- Your injuries are superficial. You don't need morphine.

Then how about some Valium? I'm a wee

bit nervous about it happenin' again.

Yeah. Me too.

You often suicidal, Paul?

Come on. I was drunk.

I did something stupid.

It was a one-off.

I'm not suicidal.

You drove your motorcycle through

a second-floor window in your house.

Would you call that

the act of a sane man?

Hey, I'm a rock star.

I've driven cars into swimmin' pools

and thrown televisions out of windows.

It's part of the job.

Look, be reasonable.

Why would I try and kill myself?

I'm a happy guy.

I'm rich and I'm Scottish.

Doesn't get better than that.

You don't like me, do you?

I think you bring

a lot of hostility to your job.

What's the matter?

Did you have a bad childhood?

Do you still hear the lambs, Clarice?

Hey, you bloody kid,

get away from that bus.

That's rock 'n' roll history, that is.


Still riding in that

little hair dryer, are you?

- I thought you'd have a Harley by now.

- Try telling Mum that.

Poor mother.

White sheep of the family.

- Where's the band?

- In the pub.

Of course. I thought you were

supposed to be going on tour.

Change of plan.

You know something? I'm really

jonesing for a nice cup of tea.

Come on, then.

Margaret, I love you.

I've always loved you.

But you never loved me,

did you, Margaret?

- Margaret, you're not listening to me.

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Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–2017), for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) on History. He was also the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2014). In 2017 he released a web show with his wife Megan, titled Couple Thinkers. It ran for six episodes from October 9, 2017. It is available on YouTube. After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he appeared in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1996–2004). He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for animations. Ferguson has also written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel, and American on Purpose, a memoir. He was naturalised as a United States citizen in 2008. more…

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