TV Movie | | Drama
In October 1984, rock musician Bob Geldof is appalled by the misery of starving Ethiopians as seen on television and persuades his pop musician friends to record the million-selling charity... See full summary »
Domhnall Gleeson never actually met his alter ego Bob Geldof prior to, or during this production shoot. In preparation for his portrayal of Geldof, Gleeson dyed his hair black and spent several days holed up in a Dublin flat surrounded by posters, photographs and various items of paraphernalia connected to the former rocker. Gleeson also sourced Geldof's 1986 autobiography 'Is That It?' over the course of the production.
In several scenes when Bob is travelling in the Mini, modern vehicles are clearly visible.
Disclaimer in opening titles: "This film is based on a real event. However, much of the dialogue and some of the scenes are invented... and sometimes even slightly exaggerated. But all in a good cause, of course."
Check out what IMDb editors are excited to watch this month and get gifting with IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!