Quotes from the Movie The Commitments

The Irish are the blacks of Europe. Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. The Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin.

Jimmy Rabbitte

Say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.

Jimmy Rabbitte

Is this the band then? Betcha U2 are shittin' themselves.

Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.

And there's these three girls with the band, I've had lustful thoughts about all of them.

Steve Clifford

What do you think, Jimmy, they'll be eatin' chips out of our knickers?

Natalie Murphy

The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. So say it once and say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud.

Jimmy Rabbitte

I'd like to introduce you to the hardest-workin' band in the world. On bass, Derek "Meatman" Scully. On piano, Steven "Soul Surgeon" Clifford. Dean "Mr Nipple" Fay on sax. Joey "The Lips" Fagan on trumpet. Our gorgeous chanteuses are Bernie, Imelda, and Natalie. Deco "Deep Throat" Cuffe on vocals. On lead guitar, Outspan "Fender bender" Foster. Finally, on drums, Mickah "Don't Fuck With Me" Wallace. Ladies and gentlemen, The Commitments.

Jimmy Rabbitte

I never pictured God with a fat gut and corset singing "My Way" at Caesar's Palace.

Jimmy Rabbitte

We have to be "the" something. All the great sixties bands were "The Somethings".

Jimmy Rabbitte

From what i heard, the fella she's marrying hardly knows her.

Jimmy Rabbitte

And there's these three girls with the band, I've had lustful thoughts about all of them.

Steve Clifford

What do you think, Jimmy, they'll be eatin' chips out of our knickers?

Natalie Murphy

Hasn't got the voice of a pig though. Joey says it belongs to God.

Natalie Murphy

Well if you weren't the manager, would you?

Natalie Murphy

Mr. Rabbitte, you've been collecting unemployment benefit for two years. Are you trying to tell me you can't get a job?

Unemployment Official

Well, I saw everyone else lining up, so, uh.... I thought you were sellin' drugs.

Failed Drug Buyer

Well, Ray's thinking of putting an exclamation mark after the second "and." Says it'd look deadly on the posters.

Derek

You don't like it? You think it should go at the end?

Outspan Foster

There's a band around called "Free Beer". Always draws a big crowd.

Outspan Foster

If I'm gonna front this band, I like the sound of "Deco."

Deco

"Deco the bus conductor." Is that "top-Deco" or bottom-Deco"?

Billy

I'm tellin' ya it's coming, so keep your Vaseline handy.

Billy

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