Concrete Angels

Concrete Angels is a Canadian musical drama film, directed by Carlo Liconti and released in 1987.[1] Set in 1964, the film centres on a group of teenagers in a working class ethnic neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario. After a radio station announces a battle of the bands competition whose prize will be the opportunity to open for The Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens, the boys form a band with the hopes of winning the competition.[1]

Concrete Angels
Directed byCarlo Liconti
Produced byAnthony Kramreither
Carlo Liconti
Written byJim Purdy
Music byRobert Miller
Edited byJohn Harding
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The film stars Joseph Di Mambro as Bello, the band's leader and singer; Omie Craden as Ira, the drummer; Luke McKeehan as Sean, the guitarist; and Tony Nardi as Sal, Bello's uncle who owns the neighbourhood pool hall.[2]

Nardi received a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 9th Genie Awards.[3]


  1. "Concrete Angels fail to beat odds in T.O.". Toronto Star, December 4, 1987.
  2. Jay Scott, "Teen film surprisinalv sensitive". The Globe and Mail, December 10, 1987.
  3. "Un zoo and Mermaids top Genie nominations". Toronto Star, February 17, 1988.

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