It's All Gone Pete Tong

It's All Gone Pete Tong

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Director: Michael Dowse
     
 

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The rise, fall, and rebirth of a turntable master sets the stage for this comedy drama with elements of mockumentary. Frankie Wilde (Paul Kaye) is one of the world's leading dance music DJs; his sets in Ibiza are the stuff of legend, he commands a premium fee to spin in clubs around the world, he's in demand for his remixing skills, and he's launched a promising…  See more details below

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The rise, fall, and rebirth of a turntable master sets the stage for this comedy drama with elements of mockumentary. Frankie Wilde (Paul Kaye) is one of the world's leading dance music DJs; his sets in Ibiza are the stuff of legend, he commands a premium fee to spin in clubs around the world, he's in demand for his remixing skills, and he's launched a promising career as a recording artist. Frankie has a mansion, a beautiful wife, and a stepson, but there are a few other things that he also has -- a dangerous appetite for liquor and drugs, and a hearing problem that's getting worse. When Frankie's hearing begins to interfere with his work, his life and career go into a tailspin -- he becomes a sloppy, chemically imbalanced wreck, and his wife leaves him once the money begins to run out. Frankie is near the bottom of the barrel when he meets Penelope (Beatriz Batarda), a beautiful but hard-shelled woman who can stand up to Frankie's wild side while teaching him how to read lips and start life over again.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2010
UPC:
0065935837824
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
Ais
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Kaye Frankie Wilde
Beatriz Batarda Penelope
Mike Wilmot Max Hagger
Dave Lawrence Horst
Paul Spence Alfonse
Kate Magowan Sonia

Technical Credits
Michael Dowse Director,Screenwriter
Chester Bialowas Sound/Sound Designer
Balazs Bolygo Cinematographer
Paul Burns Production Designer
Sam Chandley Casting
Stuart Gazzard Editor
Tony Gort Sound Editor
Lol Hammond Musical Direction/Supervision
Tanya Lodge Makeup
Jamie MacDermott Asst. Director
Graham Massey Score Composer
Michael A. McCann Sound/Sound Designer
Rob Morgan Executive Producer
Roger Morris Sound/Sound Designer
Ita Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Niblo Producer
Rupert Preston Executive Producer
James D. Richardson Producer
Kim Roberts Executive Producer
Greg Stewart Sound/Sound Designer
Emily Straight Art Director
Michael Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Pete Tong Associate Producer
Elizabeth Yake Producer

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Scene Index

Film Commentary with Mike Dowse and Mike Wilmot; Making Of "It's All Gone Pete Tong"; Deleted Scenes

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It's All Gone Pete Tong 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first glance, "It's All Gone Pete Tong" is another rave flick that lends itself to cheap jokes and offensive language. Many movie critics view it as a Spinal Tap rip- off. Watch beyond the first 20 minutes and you’ll see this in a new light: a dark comedy that tells a simple story of redemption and turning a disability upside down. With an amazing soundtrack that starts with wall-thumping house music (DJs in a Row) to the ironic inclusion of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to an apropos finale (Good Vibrations), the movie, in a context of drugs and parties, makes us root for a character that doesn’t deserve any sympathies during the first 20 minutes of his sophomoric antics. The film is presented as a biopic of famed deejay Frankie Wilde (award-winning Paul Kaye). Booze and drugs are fuel for his killer sets and mind-blowing albums. Frankie has everything a “rock star” could ask for: the fans, the trophy wife, the villa. What Frankie doesn’t have is good ears. Every drink and line brings him closer to losing his hearing and everything else he holds dear. Even Frankie’s manager, the egotistical Max Haggar (Mike Wilmot), has little tolerances for Frankie’s mischief. Frankie loses his hearing and it all goes wrong. (The title is cockney slang for “it’s all gone wrong”). He’s abandoned, yet the director starts to make us care, and eventually root for, Frankie, as he struggles to overcome and eventually embrace his deafness. Paul Kaye is wonderful as the tortured hero. The film won awards at Toronto, the Comedy Arts Festival, and the Gen Art Film Festival.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film seems to fall easily into the mockumentary category of Spinal Tap (or other Christopher Guest films) or the director's prior work FUBUR. However, like the helmer's previous work, but even more so, the film starts out fairly dark and serious, with a heavy emphasis on sex, drugs, and DJs. We're introduced to superstar DJ Frankie Wilde, living a posh life on the island of Ibiza with trophy wife, big house, crazy manager, lots of drugs, and a faithful following. But his ears go bust, and as we see the lead character careen into oblivion, the dark tones settle in. The sound effects are tremondous, as we're led into the character's desparate world where he can't hear, and most of all, he can't cope. The second half of the film "spins" itself out of disaster and we're introduced to the lovely Penelope who helps Frankie find acceptance, love, and finally happiness. Ground breaking visuals and music/sounds (and recently nominated for 8 Genie awards). Paul Kaye has an Oscar-worthy performance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its all gone pete tong is one of the best movies i've ever seen. paul kaye is a phenomenal actor. he portrays emotion like no other. his facial expressions are perfect... being a guitarist for a metal band, also becoming a dj. this movie hits home. this movie shows you how to overcome addiction and disability. the way they show drug a ddiction in a menifestation is brilliant. it shows how hard it is. and its so funny! his manager is a nutcase! i promise you'll love this movie.