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The Legend of Frankie Wilde the Deaf DJ

Posted in movie by Robs on April 21, 2007

I rented the DVD “Its All Gone Pete Tong,” because Deaf Artist Chuck Baird recommended me to watch this film. This movie is about the Deaf DJ Frankie Wilde. Chuck told me that Paul Kaye is the good actor who acted the greatest role of Frankie Wilde in the film, and Paul Kaye is hearing.

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DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005

Cast: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Mike Wilmot

Director: Michael Dowse

Producers: Allan Niblo, James Richardson

Screenwriter: Michael Dowse

Studio: Sony Pictures

Genre: Comedy / Drama

MPAA Rating: Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol abuse, language and some sexual content/nudity.

Synopsis: Frankie was one of Europes most talented and envied DJs and a main attraction for hedonistic youth each holiday season in Ibiza, Spain.  Everything about Frankies life was over the top: the clubs, the parties, the women and the drugs.  But the years of pounding music and heavy toxins took their toll, eventually leaving Frankie stone deaf.  His fans, record deal, manager, wife and stepson soon disappeared.  The good times gone, Frankie isolated himself in his villa for a year under a pile of self-pity and a mountain of drugs.  Determined to pull himself together, Frankie hired a lip-reading instructor, accepting a new way of life and rediscovering the dance rhythms that had defined him.  His ultimate redemption returned him to the top of the scene with a renewed connection to the almighty beat. And then he disappeared.