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Stardust (1974)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  24 April 1975 (Netherlands)
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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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Cast

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Adam Faith ...
Mike
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Porter Lee Austin
Ines Des Longchamps ...
Danielle
Rosalind Ayres ...
Marty Wilde ...
Colin Day
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TV Interviewer
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Dave Edmunds ...
Alex
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Johnny
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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Remember when skirts went up and hair came down? See more »

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24 April 1975 (Netherlands)  »

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Trivia

The film's original X certification was reduced to AA to allow millions of David Essex fans to see the film. See more »

Goofs

In the first concert scene at the Warehouse Club, set in 1964, the Stray Cats use a WEM public address system, but these were not developed until 1966. See more »

Quotes

Sally Potter: Are you a Stray Cat?
Mike: No, I'm a roadie.
Sally Potter: Roadie sounds like some sort of vagrant. What is that exactly?
Mike: It's like an army batman, only without the uniform. I make sure there's enough beer, chips and rubbers to go round. I supply the birds, the pills and the pot. And anything else that might be required to satisfy their lust... carnal, or otherwise.
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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

Referenced in High Hopes: Stardust (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer in the City
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Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian & Steve Boone
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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Wow
14 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD a couple of years ago, but have only sat down this afternoon and watched it, because the weather was so bad outside, and all I can say is wow! Sure the concert footage scenes are a little unrealistic due to the clothing of the audience,but you can easily overlook this due to the strength of the story and the performances on show here.

Whilst the stars of the film are obviously David Essex and Adam Faith, both who are believable and affecting, the whole cast ably supports them and the casting can't be faulted.

If you have an interest in pop/rock music through the decades, make sure you see this film, it's ripe for rediscovery and should be held in higher regard than it appears to be.


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