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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Essex ...
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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A story that could have only happened in the 60's. See more »

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Drama | Music

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24 April 1975 (Netherlands)  »

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Stardust  »

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although The Stray Cats were purportedly a five-piece band, a multi-tracked Dave Edmunds recorded all the band's songs. See more »

Goofs

Although the main cast are perfectly groomed and attired for the period in the early-'60s concert scenes, this does not stretch to the extras (the crowd, and in particular the security staff) who are all clearly from 1974. Some of the music also sounds 1970s rather than 1960s. 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

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

Soundtracks

Make Me Good
Written by Peter Anders Kenny Laguna (as Ken Laguna) and Paul Nauman
Performed by Dave Edmunds
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atmospheric sequel to Jim MacLaine's story
2 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following on from 'That'll Be The Day', this movie looks at what happens to Jim when he gets the stardom he wants. His band includes Paul Nicholas, Karl Howman, Dave Edmunds, and Keith Moon, with Adam Faith as manager. The band is called The Stray Cats and they make the usual trip through highs and lows of fan hysteria to a rather bleak ending.

Of the two films, this one is the best. Not buying into the pop music myth, there is no happy ending for Jim after all his dreams have been granted and destroyed. The music is good, and the acting excellent (especially from Essex and Faith, and also Larry 'J R' Hagman). Look out as well for Blue Peter's Peter Duncan as the replacement for Nicholas in the band.


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