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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (additional dialogue)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard
Stardust (1974)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers.

Director: Tony Richardson
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage
Red Beard (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Tommy (1975)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Stars: Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer
Richard III (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Powell ...
Charlie
Jim Lea ...
Paul
Noddy Holder ...
Stoker
Dave Hill ...
Barry
...
Robert Seymour
Alan Lake ...
Jack Daniels
Johnny Shannon ...
Ron Harding
...
Tony Devlin
Anthony Allen ...
Russell
Sara Clee ...
Angie
Nina Thomas ...
Julie
Michael Coles ...
Roy Priest
Rosko ...
Himself
Tommy Vance ...
Ricky Storm
John Dicks ...
Lenny
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Musical | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slade in Flame  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The production team distributed Flame T-shirts, flags and banners to the Slade Fan Club members attending filming of the free gig at the Rainbow Theatre on September 4th 1974. Fans were pre-warned not to display any of the real band's memorabilia and encouraged to bring homemade Flame costumes and signs. A planned second Rainbow concert a few weeks later on 21st October fell through due to budget constraints. See more »

Quotes

Jack Daniels: [shouts over the din of a poor drum solo audition] Not your actual Gene Krupa is he?
Barry: Who's she?
Jack Daniels: Before your time.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the film black and white stills of each actor are shown with their name. See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Slade (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Standing the test of time
21 October 2003 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

Just obtained this on dvd, with an informative behind the scenes attachment

  • what a bargain @ £7.99.




The film may well be regarded by many as old and therefore irrelevant. That would be a harsh judgement as it does, on a critical re-viewing, stand the test of time. To put it in perspective, Slade were Kings of their day, although this film was made toward the end of their useful life, at the fag end of glam (forget the Reading gig comeback - it was never as good as the first time around in true 70's style). In a nutshell, it is the story of a band "Flame" played by the members of Slade and it documents the transition from irreverent songsters to chart toppers, assisted along by a parasitic agent (aren't they all?) who latches on to them, promotes them as a cash cow and then dispenses with the problem by caving in to a former manager from their amateur days (played brilliantly by Johnny Shannon). The songs from the film are not bad either: "Far Far Away" is still memorable, but all of them are totally eclipsed by the single release "How Does It Feel" - their first in this fame period not to make the top ten. That still stuns me as it is by far the best thing they ever did, and they had plenty of quality to underpin it (Buy "Sladest" or "Old New Borrowed & Blue" - all on CD). Slade in Flame uses the Black Country's darkness (pardon the pun) to its full effect and the story of individual personalities does unfold and develop with credibility - particularly Stoker & Paul. I also agree with Chris Murray re Don Powell - he had a scene down by the canal with an old mate from the foundry, inviting him to a swish recording industry party - that was a good scene and Don Powell did well as he was still recovering from a near death car crash at the time - he had to learn everything moments before it was filmed as he had no memory retention (gladly he fully recovered). Overall, the acting is good, the direction is tight and although the sound is poor (they had to subtitle it in English for the USA release as the accents were so broad) there is a charm to the film. Its a good tale well told.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On TV this week Blocoboy
OAR? kingfrat
song in the club bfrozen89
sara clee tedeadite
Discuss Flame (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?