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Stardust (1974)

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The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

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Adam Faith ...
Mike
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Porter Lee Austin
Ines Des Longchamps ...
Danielle
Rosalind Ayres ...
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Colin Day
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Dave Edmunds ...
Alex
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Karl Howman ...
Stevie
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Felix Hoffman (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Peter Duncan ...
Kevin
John Normington ...
Harrap
James Hazeldine ...
Brian
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The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

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Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar. See more »

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Drama | Music

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24 April 1975 (Netherlands)  »

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Csillagpor  »

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Trivia

Martin Balsam was first choice for the role of Porter Lee Austin. See more »

Goofs

The "Piano" they play is a Vox Continental organ and this model, single manual with drawbars in the middle and some presets, was only made in 1972-73. See more »

Quotes

J.D. Clover: Jim... piss off.
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Crazy Credits

The male dancers ( extras )in the dance hall scene, dancing to "the tits and bums" were supplied by the Army Apprentices College,Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK. In particular John HICKMAN, Peter COSSON and Neil TURNER. See more »

Connections

Follows That'll Be the Day (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

You Kept Me Waiting
Written by Peter Anders Kenny Laguna (as Ken Laguna) and Paul Nauman
Performed by David Essex, with Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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A true gem
24 February 2001 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

Stardust starts off beautifully. Jim McLaine (David Essex) is working at a carnival in England where business is slow that night, as it is Nov. 22, 1963. In the background is Neil Sedaka singing "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen". McLaine meets an old mate (Adam Faith) and tells him the little rock and roll band he's in needs a road manager. Faith sees opportunity and moulds the band known as the Stray Cats into a vehicle for Jim McLaine. There are so many great and true to life moments in this movie, the early recording sessions, Faith's behind the scenes manoeuvering, Larry Hagman arriving when the Stray Cats make it big to muscle in on things, and Jim McLaine's typical 1960's rock and roll odyssey. Essex and Faith are excellent (who says rockers can't act?) and it's a still relevent look at the "star maker machinery behind the popular songs". This picture is a sequel to That'll Be the Day, which is more about McLaine's coming of age in early 60's England, that is a great movie in it's own right, but the two can be watched independently of each other. Very highly recommended. Oh yes, the ending is as well directed, dramatic and atmospheric as the beginning. Great job Michael Apted!


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