The film takes place in a small mining community in Yorkshire where the authorities have decided that the mines will be closed, with subsequent unemployment as a result. A local big band is preparing for a major national competition for big bands, and is about to give up because of the outside circumstances. But band leader Danny maintains the enthusiasm of the guys, who get renewed inspiration when a young beautiful girl, the daughter of a former big band leader, returns to her hometown.
Brassed Off has built its action on a social realist reality, with some musical sports metaphors, and ends up as a pure "feelgood" movie.
|Pete Postlethwaite, Ewan McGregor, Tara Fitzgerald, Stephen Tompkinson, Jim Carter, Mary Healey, Melanie Hill, Philip Jackson, Kenneth Colley, Sue Johnston, Peter Martin, Stephen Moore, Lill Roughley, Peter Gunn
|Steve Abbott, Olivia Stewart
|Channel Four Films, Miramax, Prominent Features