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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Outspan Foster. In the novel, his real first name is Liam, but he's strictly referred to as Outspan in the film.
19th Feb '17 1:42:43 PM 3rdStringPG
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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, he meets his match in the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.

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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, Despite his size, he's generally all mouth and no fists, and he meets [[spoiler:does meet his match in when he gets beaten to a pulp by the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.during the final band meltdown.]]
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** Deco sees himself as the [[IAmTheBand star of the band]], accidentally-on-purpose pushes the girls aside while singing Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" at the band's first gig, makes lewd and crude jokes and remarks, especially in front of the girls, and generally enjoys doing things to get a rise out of people. Ironically, he meets his match in the much smaller Mickah and his headbutt of doom.



* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.

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* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck van in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.
19th Feb '17 1:32:24 PM 3rdStringPG
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* MoodWhiplash: Despite the notable absence of Wilson Pickett, everyone seems thrilled at their performance after their final encore. Then the simmering tensions boil over and all hell breaks loose among almost all band members. Except Steven, that is, as he watches the band disintegrate before his eyes, and Jimmy, who's busy talking to the guy from Eejit Records, only to find that he no longer has a band to present to the label.



* OnlySaneMan: As the manager, Jimmy fits this trope. Except when he kicks Billy's truck in frustration and rants at him for leaving the band on extremely short notice.



* SirSwearsALot: EVERYBODY in the Commitments. Except maybe Steven, who is portrayed as not only the smartest, but also the most religious of the band. He does get a good share of F-words in, though.

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* SirSwearsALot: EVERYBODY in the Commitments. Except Joey. And maybe Steven, who is portrayed as not only the smartest, but also the most religious of the band. He does get a good share of F-words in, though.
16th Jan '17 10:07:01 AM StFan
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* SirSwearsALot: EVERYBODY in the Commitments. Except maybe Steven, who is portrayed as not only the smartest, but also the most religious of the band. He does get a good share of F-words in, though.
16th Dec '16 8:23:34 AM 3rdStringPG
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* {{Fanservice}}: Imelda, in-universe. Lampshaded by Bernie, who has this to say about Jimmy's insistence on including Imelda in the band.
--> "What the fuck do they want Imelda Quirke for? Fuckin' tits and arse, that's it."
19th Aug '16 1:34:14 PM Morgenthaler
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--> "The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland and north-side Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. [[JamesBrown Say it once, say it loud loud, I'm black and I'm proud.]]"

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--> "The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland and north-side Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. [[JamesBrown [[Music/JamesBrown Say it once, say it loud loud, I'm black and I'm proud.]]"
7th May '16 3:14:34 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:Have you got soul?]]

-> ''They Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Have [[caption-width-right:300:Have you got soul?]]

-> ''They ''"They Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.''
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1st Apr '16 3:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSequel:
** The book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van'' (and much later, ''The Deportees'' and ''The Guts''). Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names in the latter two films changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family.
** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', we last see Outspan busking on Grafton St. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard's unnamed "[[NoNameGiven Guy]]" busking on Grafton St.

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* SpiritualSequel:
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SpiritualSequel: The book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van'' (and much later, ''The Deportees'' and ''The Guts''). Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names in the latter two films changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family. \n** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', we last see Outspan busking on Grafton St. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard's unnamed "[[NoNameGiven Guy]]" busking on Grafton St.
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