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Andrew Birkin (screenplay)
Dave Humphries (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
2004 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In the cut throat world of the music business you're either a success or dead.
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Don Powell ... Charlie
Jim Lea ... Paul
Noddy Holder ... Stoker
Dave Hill ... Barry

Tom Conti ... 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
Barrie Houghton ... Ron
A.J. Brown ... Chairman of the Board
Susan Tebbs ... Judy Seymour
Patrick Connor ... Harold - Charlie's Boss
Anthony Roye ... Sommers
Jimmy Gardner ... Charlie's Dad
Sheila Raynor ... Charlie's Mum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Bosanquet ... Himself - Newsreader (uncredited)
Peter Cellier ... Salesman In Car Showroom (uncredited)
Bill Dean ... Club Owner (uncredited)

Laurie Goode ... Photographer (uncredited)
John Steele ... Drummer - Wedding Reception (uncredited)
Irene Sutcliffe ... Reporter (uncredited)

Nigel Terry ... Assistant Disc Jockey (uncredited)
Rosetta Tropea ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Loncraine 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Birkin  screenplay
Dave Humphries  additional dialogue

Produced by
Chas Chandler .... executive producer
Gavrik Losey .... producer
John Steele .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Noddy Holder 
Jim Lea 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hannan 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb (casting)
 
Art Direction by
Brian Morris 
 
Production Management
Garth Thomas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Milly Burns .... assistant art director
Bill Hearn .... carpenter
John Leuenberger .... property master
Jeff Woodbridge .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ian Fuller .... dubbing editor
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer
Alan O'Duffy .... recording mixer
Stephen Ransley .... sound boom
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Malcolm King .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bloor .... electrician
Roy Rodhouse .... gaffer
John Stanier .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Colin Berwick .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chas Chandler .... music producer
Noddy Holder .... music arranger
Jim Lea .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
Clinton Cavers .... production assistant
Sally Shewring .... production assistant
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Flame" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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:[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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Movie Connections:
Featured in It's Slade (1999) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
70'S Rockers Slade show the darker side of life in a rock band, 6 November 2002

When 70's Glam Rock champions Slade where asked to appear in a movie, several script options came their way. It was not until Manager Chas Chandler and John Steel came across Flame that the ball started rolling (and Rocking). Original songs where written by usual Slade Songsters Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Slade spent the latter end of 1974 filming around Leeds and London. The Movie premiered in 1975 accompanied by the hit record "Far, Far Away". The Movie shows the rifts building within the group and the behind the scenes wrangles of Management. Snatched from obscurity, Pub and Club band 'Iron Rod' are discovered just as their relationship with seedy Manager Ron Harding is ending. They are given a make over "Im not a bloody fish-finger" moans Paul (Jim Lea). But Flamboyant Barry(Dave Hill) and reluctant singer Stoker (Noddy Holder) are keen for glory. Drummer Charlie (Don Powell) provides the on screen laughs. New Manager Robert Seymour (Tom Conti) employs ex-Singer Jack Daniels (Alan Lake) to steal the group's contract from Harding, but Daniels gets discovered by Hardings heavies and is beaten up. Harding threatens Seymour with more violence unless his contract turns up. Seymour returns the group to Harding on the same night that Paul walks out on the group. harding goes to the groups hotel room where Stoker informs him "We've all had enough Ron", and the film finishes to the strains of "How does it feel?". Great concert scenes filmed at the Marquee club in 1974 featuring members from the Slade Fan Club. An Album 'Slade in Flame' was released to tie in with the film, and an accompanying book by Andrew Birkin are available. See it just to relive the Glam days of flares and glitz of the early 1970's. Keep On Rockin'

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