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Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | | Drama, Musical | September 1980 (USA)
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 ...
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Derek Thompson ...
Andy
Nigel Humphreys ...
Brian
Ken Campbell ...
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Lowri 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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An instrumental version of part of the song 'Will You' was used as the title theme for the lifeboat crew TV drama series 'Ennal's Point'. 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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Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) See more »

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One More Time
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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Great time capsule
7 May 2012 | by (SLO, CA) – See all my reviews

Here it is, 2012, and I just watched Breaking Glass, though I actually recognize a couple of the songs (possible I was listening to the movie at another time in my life).

This movie, cheesy and spunky and rough around the edges, but what a fun time I had watching it. The music transported me back to when I was fresh out of high school, in the Navy, going to clubs in NY, Chicago, Orlando and Seattle with my buds and listening to this style of music everywhere. How I love the punk and post-punk era. Some of the best music was came from the UK during this time.

The movie was the perfect anecdote for artistic exploitation amidst unrest, racism and rampant abuse by authorities. I loved the emotion and terror of the scene with the rioting skinheads and Kate singing Blackman.

Still the best scenes were reserved for the performances (dubbed, but who cares). I was overwhelmed by the performance of Eigth Day. Superb in every way.

I just can't believe it took me this long to see it!


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