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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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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20 December 1974 (Ireland)  »

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Csillagpor  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ringo Starr turned down the chance to reprise his role of Mike from That'll Be the Day (1973) 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

Jim Maclaine: I remember you from New York.
TV Interviewer: It was nice of you to remember.
Jim Maclaine: I forgot to forget.
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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 Film 2016: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Be Me
(uncredited)
Written by Gilbert Bécaud
Performed by Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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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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