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Brassed Off

Director/Writer: Mark Herman
Director of Photography:Andy Collins
Editor:Mike Ellis
Music:Trevor Jones
Production Designer:Don Taylor
Producer:Steve Abbott
Miramax; R; 107 minutes
Cast:Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor and Stephen Tompkinson

Brassed Off
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Though contrived and maudlin, Brassed Off offers some knee-slapping laughs and a pointed commentary on a Thatcherite policy that threw scores of coal miners out of work. The folks in Grimley, a fictional British coal-mining town in 1992, are justifiably aroused that their town is a target of the government's pit-closure program. The town's pride, the Grimley Colliery Brass Band, holds the community together and lifts its spirits in the face of desolation. Postlethwaite gives an in-your-face, passionate performance as the bandleader stricken with black-lung disease.

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