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Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | September 1979 (USA)
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

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Crabs (as Little Nell)
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Hermine Demoriane ...
Chaos
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Angel
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Sphinx
Linda Spurrier ...
Viv
Neil Kennedy ...
Max
Jack Birkett ...
Borgia Ginz (as Orlando)
Jayne County ...
Lounge Lizard (as Wayne County)
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David Brandon ...
Ariel (as David Haughton)
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Lady in Waiting
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Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Sex, drugs and punk rock. Add violence and time travel and you have Jubilee.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jubileum  »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Karl Johnson. See more »

Goofs

After the policemen shoot Angel and Sphinx dead, Sphinx's eyes blink before the camera cuts away. See more »

Quotes

Angel: You clammy slag! You sat on the KY with your fat arse!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Deutscher Girls
Performed by Adam and the Ants
Written by Adam Ant (as Ant)
Produced by Guy Ford
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Simplicity is underrated
9 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Effortlessly annoying nitpicky artsnobs 28 years on, this film is still achieving its primary aim. It's no more than a fairly precise picture of the sleazy portion of the punk scene in 1977, glued into a sparkly scrapbook for posterity. It's not an attempt to make a great artistic statement about the mythical punk movement so beloved of merchandising vampires. It's an exposition of the low expectations and "up yours" attitude that brought forth the grotty music and trashy DIY fashions in the first place. Dump intellectual baggage, remove head from posterior, and watch it as the fine trashy low budget comedy it is. And be grateful for small mercies. Toyah Wilcox didn't get to sing.


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