“Brassed Off” quotes(1996)
Plot – In 1989 England, the closure of the mines in Yorkshire produces devastating effects in small towns. The Grimley Colliery Band, in which many miners play, has a centennial tradition and becomes the bulwark of the community. Its leader Danny, a retired miner, has made it a way of life while many of its member, now unemployed, are not able to share his enthusiasm and are thinking of giving it up. One day young Gloria, Danny's granddaughter and the first love of Andy – one of the musicians - returns to town. Gloria joins the band and excitement is back for all.
All actors – Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson, Jim Carter, Philip Jackson, Peter Martin, Sue Johnston, Mary Healey, Melanie Hill, Lill Roughley, Peter Gunn, Stephen Moore, Kenneth Colley, Olga Grahame, Toni Galacki, Sky Ingram, Luke McGann, Christopher Tetlow, Bernard Wrigley, Ken Kitson, Adrian Hood, Sally Sheridan, Tubby Andrews, Katherine Dow Blyton, Adam Fogerty, Vanessa Knox-Mawer, Sally Ann Matthews, Jacqueline Naylor, Bob Rodgers, Max Smith, Ronnie Stevens, Peter Wallis, Robert Archer, Andrew Armstrong, David Arnold, Mark Arnold, David Barraclough, Jonathan Beatty, Roy Bowater, Colin Brook, Duncan Byers, Malcolm Clegg, Paul Davies, David Essex, Charles Faulkner, Andrew Hirst, Alan Hobbins, Cliff Hopes, Paul Hughes, Michael Kennedy, Paul McDonald, Stephen Peacock, Shaun Randall, Jim Shepherd, Robin Taylor, Simon Willis, William Atkinson, Jonathan Bridge, Martin L. Evans, Nick Owenford, David Palfreyman, Irene Skillingtonshow all
“Brassed Off” Quotes 17 quotes
Over the last ten years, this bloody government has systematically destroyed an entire industry. Our industry. And not just our industry - our communities, our homes, our lives. All in the name of "progress".
“- Simmo: You had her. Behind the bus station.
- Andy: No, I didn't.
- Simmo: You told us you did.
- Andy: No, it were top half only.”
So God was creating man. And his little assistant came up to Him and he said: "Hey, we've got all these bodies left, but we're right out of brains, we're right out of hearts and we're right out of vocal chords". And God said: "Fuck it! Sew 'em up anyway. Smack smiles on the faces and make them talk out of their arses". And God created the Tory... (continue)(continue reading)
“She's a bit careless with the crockery, your Sandra!”
“- Mother 2: This isn't your main job, is it?
- Phil: I'm a miner.
- Mother 2: A miner?
- Phil: You remember them, love? Dinosaurs, dodos, miners.”
“- Nurse: Is this man bothering you?
- Phil: 'Course he is. He's my dad.”
“Must be an awful lot, having that much guilt you got to buy your way out of it.”
“What's He doing? He can take John Lennon. He can take those three young lads down at Ainsley Pit. He's even thinking of taking my old man. And Margaret bloody Thatcher lives! What's He sodding playing at, eh?”
“The truth is, I thought it mattered - I thought that music mattered. But does it bollocks? Not compared to how people matter.”
“How the hell do you die happy?”
“- Phil: I love the band - we all do - but there's other things in life, you know, that's more important.
- Danny: Not in mine there isn't.”
“Crap! That's what that was! A load of bloody crap.”
“- Gloria: Do you want to come up for a coffee?
- Andy: I don't drink coffee.
- Gloria: I haven't got any.”
“The only reason I get up in the morning is to see if my luck's changed. And it never bloody has.”