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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 ...
Davis
Derek Thompson ...
Andy
Nigel Humphreys ...
Brian
Ken Campbell ...
Publican
Lowri Ann Richards ...
Jane (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Peter Tilbury ...
C.I.D. Officer
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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 movie screened out of competition at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Publican: [after listening to the band's loud punk-rock music] It's not exactly Mantovani, is it?
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Connections

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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Example of the post punk era in England
26 October 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie and although it is dated and low budget there is much more to this movie than "A low budget post punk Star is born!" There is the main story about a rebellious anti-establishment singer "Kate" played by Hazel O Connor who in order to "make it" has to give up control of her music and is forced on to the record company "bandwagon". This results in her losing the bands manager "Danny" (brilliantly played by Phil Daniels)who feels he is losing control of the band! But more than this, the movie is an accurate reflection of the post-punk anti-establishment feeling in England which I lived through at the time. The lyrics of Hazel's songs depict this and still have something to say today regarding Government and establishment control! However, the greatest irony is the climax of the movie where Kate (Hazel O Connor) is singing the song "Eighth day" as a protest against the establishment when she herself is having to "fit in to the establishment" to perform the song. Well worth another look!


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