Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991]

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Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991]

Jimmy Rabbitte: What do you play?
Failed Drug Buyer: I used to play football in school.
Jimmy Rabbitte: I mean, what instrument?
Failed Drug Buyer: I don't.
Jimmy Rabbitte: What are you doing here, then?
Failed Drug Buyer: Well, I saw everyone else lining up, so, uh - I thought you were selling drugs.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Deco: If I'm gonna front the band, I like the sound of "Deco."
Billy: Deco the bus conductor. Is that "top-Deco" or "bottom-Deco"?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: Is this the band then? Betcha U2 are shittin' themselves.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[In the confessional]
Steve Clifford: And there's these three girls with the band, I've had lustful thoughts about all of them.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: Do you not get it, lads? The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once, say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: Elvis is not soul.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: [defensively] Elvis is God.
Jimmy Rabbitte: I never pictured God with a fat gut and corset singing "My Way" at Caesar's Palace.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: Soul is the music people understand. Sure it's basic and it's simple. But it's something else 'cause, 'cause, 'cause it's honest, that's it. Its honest. There's no fuckin' bullshit. It sticks its neck out and says it straight from the heart. Sure there's a lot of different music you can get off on but soul is more than that. It takes you somewhere else. It grabs you by the balls and lifts you above the shite.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: What do you call yourselves?
Derek: "And And And."
Jimmy Rabbitte: "And And fuckin' And?"
Derek: Well, Ray's thinking of putting an exclamation mark after the second "and." Says it'd look deadly on the posters.
Jimmy Rabbitte: Psshh...
Outspan Foster: You don't like it? You think it should go at the end?
Jimmy Rabbitte: I think it should go up his arse.
Outspan Foster: Well, we're not married to it.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What did Evel Knievel want?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: What?
Jimmy Rabbitte: God sent him.
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.: On a fucking Suzuki?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Steve: Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
Natalie: That's three Hail Marys for you tomorrow.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Imelda: He eats like a pig.
Bernie: He's such a prick.
Natalie: Hasn't got the voice of a pig though. Joey says it belongs to God.
Billy: God should ask for it back.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Natalie: You all right, Jimmy?
Jimmy Rabbitte: Sure. They just get on my arse at times.
Natalie: Wanna share a taxi home?
Jimmy Rabbitte: For fuck's sake, Natalie. How could you ask me that after what I just said in there?
Natalie: Well if you weren't the manager, would you?
Jimmy Rabbitte: Would I what?
Natalie: ...take me home?
Jimmy Rabbitte: But I am the manager.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: I'd like to introduce you to the hardest-workin' band in the world. On bass, Derek "Meatman" Scully. On piano, Steven "Soul Surgeon" Clifford. Dean "Mr Nipple" Fay on sax. Joey "The Lips" Fagan on trumpet. Our gorgeous chanteuses are Bernie, Imelda, and Natalie. Deco "Deep Throat" Cuffe on vocals. On lead guitar, Outspan "Fender bender" Foster. Finally, on drums, Mickah "Don't Fuck With Me" Wallace. Ladies and gentlemen, The Commitments.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Natalie Murphy: What do you think, Jimmy, they'll be eatin' chips out of our knickers?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Billy: And you... George Michael... you ever call me a fuckin' eejit again, you'll go home with the drumsticks stuck up your hole... the one you don't sing out of.
Deco: That'll be the day.
Billy: I'm tellin' ya it's coming, so keep your Vaseline handy.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[Joey and Dean are rehearsing apart from the rest of the band]
Joey: Are you doing what I told you? Are you thinking of that reed as a woman's nipple?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[Jimmy has been auditioning unimpressive musicians all day]
Smiths' Song Singer: [singing] I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I'm miserable now...
Jimmy Rabbitte: Yeah, I know how you feel.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Unemployment Official: Mr. Rabbitte, you've been collecting unemployment benefit for two years. Are you trying to tell me you can't get a job?
Jimmy Rabbitte: We're a third world country - what can you do?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[the band opens the "window" of the chippie van]
Rock Salmon Man: Excuse me, would you have any Rock Salmon?
Dean Fay: No, I'm sorry - we only have "Soul"!More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[talking about kicking Ray out of the band]
Jimmy Rabbitte: How did Ray take the news?
Derek: Not too bad. Said he was goin' solo.
Jimmy Rabbitte: He doesn't have much of a choice, does he?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte: Who're you, then?
Joey: Are you the one startin the band?
Jimmy Rabbitte: Yeah.
Joey: The name's Joseph Fagin. Joey "The Lips" Fagin.
Jimmy Rabbitte: [sarcastically] And I'm Jimmy "The Bollocks" Rabbitte
Joey: I get mine from my horn playing. How'd you get yours?
Jimmy Rabbitte: Don't get snotty with me.
Joey: I get snotty with no man.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Outspan Foster: There's a band around called "Free Beer". Always draws a big crowd.
Derek: I like "A Flock of Budgies".
Jimmy Rabbitte: We have to be "the" something. All the great sixties bands were "The Somethings".
Outspan Foster: We could be... The Northsiders.
Derek: Or The Liffy Lads.
Outspan Foster: How about... The Fucking Eejits?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
[learning the band will be called "The Commitments"]
Billy: The Commitments?
Jimmy Rabbitte: It's a "the".
Deco: How do you spell it?
Jimmy Rabbitte: T-H-E.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Steve Clifford: [in confessional] Used to, when I studied I would sing hymns, but now all I can sing is "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Marvin Gaye
Father Molloy: Percy Sledge.
Steve Clifford: What?
Father Molloy: It was Percy Sledge did that particular song. I have the album.
Steve Clifford: Oh...More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Joey: Look, I know you're hurtin' now, but in time you'll realize what you've achieved.
Jimmy Rabbitte: I've achieved nothing!
Joey: You're missin' the point. The success of the band was irrelevant - you raised their expectations of life, you lifted their horizons. Sure we could have been famous and made albums and stuff, but that would have been predictable. This way it's poetry.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Dean Fay: [watching video of James Brown performing] Do y'not think, uh - we're a little white for that sort of thing?More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Deco: I've a bugle here you can blow on.
Natalie: I've an arse here you can kiss.More Movie: The Commitments [1991] Movie: The Commitments [1991] [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.:
That's fuckin' blasphemy. Elvis wasn't a Cajun.

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Dean Fay:
I'm black and I'm proud.

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Joey:
Are you doing what I said? Are you thinking of that reed as a woman's nipple?



Dean Fay:
I am. But, I'm a little embarrassed, she's still in school.



Joey:
Maybe you should set your sights a little higher? My trumpet was always Gina Lollobrigida.



Dean Fay:
[thinking] How about Kim Basinger?



Joey:
[holds his hand up to his chest as though cupping a breast] Is she?



Dean Fay:
Oh, yeah!



Joey:
Right. Pick a nipple and try again.

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