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Flame (1975)

 |  Musical, Drama  |  2004 (USA)
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Light the Rock n' Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Powell ...
Charlie
Jim Lea ...
Paul
Noddy Holder ...
Stoker
Dave Hill ...
Barry
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Robert Seymour
Alan Lake ...
Jack Daniels
Johnny Shannon ...
Ron Harding
Kenneth Colley ...
Tony Devlin
Anthony Allen ...
Russell
Sara Clee ...
Angie
Nina Thomas ...
Julie
Michael Coles ...
Roy Priest
Rosko ...
Himself
Tommy Vance ...
Ricky Storm
John Dicks ...
Lenny
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Light the Rock n' Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This build-up from rags to riches is a parody of realism and grit, with double-dealings and harsh unforgiving dog eat dog mentalities, and the golden rule; if you play with matches then you're going to get burnt, in the flames of the music industry. Written by Cinema_Fan

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In the cut throat world of the music business you're either a success or dead.

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Slade in Flame  »

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"The Tower of Power" Radio City was a genuine pirate station. Sited on the former Thames Estuary Maunsell army fort Shivering Sands (one of three WWII anti-aircraft defense installations built in 1943) ten miles out to sea from Whitstable, it broadcast between 1964 and 1967, transmitting on 299 metres (approx 1000 khz). By the time the film was shot, the transmitting antenna had been removed. Footage of a genuine boarding attempt on 20th June 1966 can be seen on a TV news report. See more »

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Jack Daniels: [after been given their work schedule] Thanks Mrs. B. Two pubs, four socials and a bloody jacaranda club.
Charlie: Not a bad week though.
Ron Harding's secretary: Not a bad month.
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Bleak and unforgettable
9 December 1999 | by (York) – See all my reviews

When Wolverhampton rockers Slade were at the top of their tree in the early Seventies, it seemed only natural that they would branch out and make a movie. The original idea was to make a sci-fi spoof called The Quite A Mess Experiment, scuppered by the fact that Dave Hill was eaten by a monster in the first half an hour.

Into their collective laps fell a script by Andrew Birkin about a band called Flame. It seemed like a perfect vehicle, although for the band, much of the script didn't ring true. So Birkin and director Richard Loncraine went on tour with the lads.

The revised script came back and was much more on the ball. The result is a rarely seen music drama, one of the bleakest and most intriguing in history which is a fascinating alternative to the Beatles offerings and the David Essex movies of the period.


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