Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band

Jimmy and Mary get a group of kids together to play in a school orchestra. A huge contest between schools is coming up and they have a hard time raising money to go to Chicago for the contest.

Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Harrison R (au) wrote: If you didn't already know slavery was terrible, where the hell did you go to school? This didn't deserve an Oscar any more than Amistad did.

Susan C (ca) wrote: Should been shown in every high school civics class.

Jon C (jp) wrote: For a prize fighter, winning is everything, but if you're a loser when you climb into the ring, you're still going to be a loser when you come out, even if you KO your opponent. Such might be the moral of this very atypical sports movie, starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges as aspiring fighters in the lower echelons of the boxing game in and around Stockton, California.John Huston was one of the most commercially and popularly successful of mainstream Hollywood directors, making such major classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The African Queen, yet most film historians and critics have been reluctant to rank him among the best cinematic artists. Fat City makes it hard to see why: this gritty, realistic film is one of those great films which surprises you by how much more it seems like real life than like a movie. Keach and Bridges both give what may be their best performances, and Susan Tyrrell, an actress better known for stage work, gives an unforgettable performance as an alcoholic barfly, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, and she should have won.Fat City is not at all a typical sports film, which by Hollywood convention must show a hero overcoming early difficulties to rise to stardom, nor is it really about boxing, though it includes an extended fight scene which may be the best ever included in a Hollywood film -- the fact that Huston was a prize fighter himself in his youth no doubt adds to the authenticity of the prize ring atmosphere. But this is a film about people, very flawed people who manage to hold onto some shreds of integrity and to be kind to one another, despite the fact that they are all in their own desperate situation. The atmosphere of the seedy towns and endless fields of California's Central Valley, a rare location for major films, is portrayed with great vividness and accuracy.All in all, not a fun film, but an unforgettable one.

Adam R (us) wrote: Solid performance, interesting story; exactly what you want out of a very good Hollywood drama.

Dylan W (jp) wrote: Another great movie from Freddie Francis and cinematographer John Wilcox. I sort of wrote off the Amicus movies but they turn out to have really tight stories. Wonderful weird scenes that come out of nowhere.

Stephanie C (gb) wrote: It was definitely a "Darko" film. Very twisted.

Lee M (ru) wrote: In the beautifully acted drama"45 Years," a marriage lives and dies; we watch its agonized struggle, like a butterfly impaled on a pin.

Mel B (nl) wrote: no es la mejor pelicula pero el tema de los tipos q inventaron el cobrar por internet usando credit card esta cool. base on real life.