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2004 (USA) See more »
In the cut throat world of the music business you're either a success or dead.
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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  (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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Also Known As:
"Flame" - UK (original title)
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91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Standing the test of time, 21 October 2003
Author: freemanist from Suffolk, England

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.

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