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The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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A teenage boy discovers his unruly neighbour is really a disgraced Rock God who "died" 8 years ago owing a fortune in unpaid tax. The boy agrees not to reveal his secret on condition that he teaches him the dark arts of Rock Guitar.

Director:

John Williams

Writer:

Michael Müller (as Michael Mueller)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... Steve
Nicholas Galitzine ... Tom
Lisa Dillon ... Mary
Verity Pinter ... Felix
Simon Lowe ... Jonah
James Tarpey ... Damien
Eleanor Herdman Eleanor Herdman ... Alice
Ewen MacIntosh ... Guitar Salesman
Ian Virgo ... Chris
Christian O'Connell Christian O'Connell ... Compere
Dhani Mattioni-Sharma Dhani Mattioni-Sharma ... Steve's Child
Elisabeth Hopper ... Sally Vinyl
Fiona Gillies ... Female Teacher
Michael Müller ... Male Teacher (as Michael Mueller)
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ... Physiotherapist
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Storyline

A painfully shy teenage boy with secret but grand rock and roll aspirations lives with his single mum in a flat in South London. Into the flat below moves an anti-social, former Rock God who faked his death eight years ago. The teenage boy works out who the mysterious neighbour is and blackmails him into teaching him the dark arts of Rock Guitar. Written by Anonymous

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Live your dreams

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muzicianul de langa mine See more »

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Production Co:

Scoop Films See more »
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Color
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Shot entirely on location in London. See more »

Goofs

The cast list names one character as "Paparazzi." Paparazzi is a word for a crowd of independent photographers (plural). The singular character should have been named "Papazazzo," meaning single male photographer. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Tom, where's your helmet?
Tom: It's chained to my bike.
Mary: You are using it, aren't you, Tom?
Tom: Yes, Mom.
Mary: Do you know the number of people I've seen that'd still be alive if they'd worn a helmet?
Tom: Did you see those paramedics?
Mary: Yeah. The old lady downstairs... Crrrrrk!
Tom: Maybe if she would have worn a helmet...
Mary: Tom!
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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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I'm Coming Home
Written by John Fairhurst
Performance by John Fairhurst from the album "Salt Water"
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Great film about following your musical aspirations
12 February 2015 | by stjoallandSee all my reviews

I watched "The Beat Beneath My Feet" last night at the Berlin Film Festival and it was great. It's a beautiful story, executed with style, and the three leads deliver strong performances. In particular, Luke Perry of "Beverly Hills 90210" fame excels as a down-on-his luck musician with a dark secret who hides on a council estate to avoid being jailed for tax evasion. He's extremely moving and memorable as a damaged soul seeking redemption who finds healing through a dorky young neighbor, played by convincing newcomer - Nicholas Galitzine - who is hell bent on being a rock star despite his crippling shyness. The cool soundtrack, in the vein of Coldplay, underscores the story beautifully as well as the animated sequences that highlight the central character's fears and fantasies. "The Beat Beneath My Feet" is a heartfelt, entertaining, feel-good comedy from the UK that I'd highly recommend. Thumbs up to the team behind the film.


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