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The Commitments: Then And Now

Featuring a cast of unknowns, some of whom hadn't even acted before, The Commitments was the surprise smash hit film of 1991.

Set in Dublin, the story focused on a group of working class kids who decide to get together and form a group playing soul standards from the 60's and 70's.

The group of misfits, featuring a then 17 year old Andrew Strong in the role of lead singer Declan 'Deco’ Cuffe won hearts around the world with it's mixture of comedy, drama and great songs.

The soundtrack was also massive, going on to sell over 12 million copies, but what do the stars look like today?

We tracked a few of them down, one or two who you may recognize went on to further success...

ANDREW STRONG - DECLAN 'DECO' CUFFE

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ROBERT ARKINS - JIMMY RABBITTE

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ANGELINE BALL - IMELDA QUIRKE

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MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY - NATALIE MURPHY

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BRONAGH GALLAGHER - BERNIE McGLOUGHLAN

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GLEN HANSARD - OUTSPAN FOSTER

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ANDREA CORR - SHARON RABBITTE

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JOHNNY MURPHY - JIMMY 'THE LIPS' FAGAN (SADLY JOHNNY PASSED AWAY IN 2016)

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MICHAEL AHERNE - STEVEN CLIFFORD

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FELIM GORMLEY - DEAN FAY

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