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Breaking Glass (1980)

 -  Drama | Musical  -  September 1980 (USA)
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

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Danny
Hazel O'Connor ...
Kate
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Woods
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Ken
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
Mick
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Tony
Gary Tibbs ...
Dave
Charles Wegner ...
Campbell
Mark Wing-Davey ...
Fordyce
Hugh Thomas ...
Davis
Derek Thompson ...
Andy
Nigel Humphreys ...
Brian
Ken Campbell ...
Publican
Lawri Ann Richards ...
Jane (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Peter Tilbury ...
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

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The name of the record company was "Overlord Records" whilst the name of the punk band was "Breaking Glass". See more »

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Publican: [after listening to the band's loud punk-rock music] It's not exactly Mantovani, is it?
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One More Time
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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One of the great fall and decline of rock star films!
28 November 2001 | by (Brattleboro Vermont USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw the film when it landed on US cable a year after it came out. It blew my little head away, I was only 16 and it was the first new wave music I'd heard, having been a strictly folky, classical kid growing up. The music mesmerized me, as did Hazel O'Connor's amazing look and charismatic vocal performances, and Phil Daniels' tough but soft Cockney manager just stole my heart. But I think my favorite character was Jonathan Pryce's drugged out sax player. He was so out of place in the band and so harmless and pathetic, he just begged for sympathy. Favorite scenes, the performance when the lights went out, and the love scene on the train.

Okay, so the movie isn't the Rose! But it was really excellent for its limited budget and for its portrayal of the Britain of the early 80's, exploding with rebellious youth, looking for a way out of the dole queue. I went to Britain only a couple of years later and found the movie to have been very reflective of the atmosphere I found when I was there.

If you get a chance to, see it. It is a great movie, with some wonderful performances, and the music will blow you away.


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