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Director:
Writers:
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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"Mumble mumble(indecipherable)going for a piss" - D.Powell See more (19 total) »

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:
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Dave Hill confessed to only reading the parts of the script involving his character Barry; consequently a good deal of the film came as a surprise to him at the premiere.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 6 people found the following review useful.
"Mumble mumble(indecipherable)going for a piss" - D.Powell, 23 October 2001
Author: chris.murray3 from Leeds, England

The backdrop to this film was so bleak and gritty that one would not have been surprised to have spotted Jack Carter (in his black raincoat) passing by in the background.

With Alan Lake, Tom Conti and Johnny Shannon there to do the real acting, despite the serious nature of the film, Slade's thespian talents were little more important than the Beatles's were in Hard Days Night or the Monkees in Head. Despite that, Noddy Holder and Jimmy Lea (who were the brains behind Slade anyway i.e. they wrote all the songs) both aquit themselves extremely well; successfully creating credible, interesting and well rounded characters. Dave Hill simply played himself (not that that was a problem, as he was, to all intents and purposes, cast as himself anyway). I defy anyone to decipher a complete sentence mumbled by drummer Don Powell, but that oddly adds to his character's charm.

This successful hybrid between Get Carter and Stardust is truly a lost gem, that, despite it's rediscovery and favourable reassessment in the 90's, has still not received the popular recognition it deserves.

Who knows, if this had been a major success (as opposed to a major flop) on it's initial release, would it have been that long before we saw The Sweet doing a bullion job in The Sweeny?

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