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Publicity for this picture described lead actress Hazel O'Connor as the "Princess of Punk" and the picture as "Britain's answer to The Rose (1979)".
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The movie was cut for its American theatrical release in the USA where approximately the last ten minutes and the ending were removed.
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Hazel O'Connor wore some of her own clothes to play her character of Kate. O'Connor also sang all her songs for the film and wrote thirteen tracks for the movie. The film was O'Connor's first major movie acting role and was her breakthrough film performance.
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According to Hazel O'Connor's personal web-site, "In 1980, her performance as Kate in Breaking Glass (1980) won Hazel the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for 'Best Film Actor' and BAFTA nominations for 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Film Score.' The album of the same name went Gold and was number 5 in the UK charts for 28 weeks and produced several hit singles, the most successful being the haunting 'Will You'."
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Gary Olsen is dubbed.
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First feature film written or directed by Brian Gibson. Gibson went onto direct some other rock films such as Still Crazy (1998) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).
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When Hazel O'Connor auditioned for the movie, she was only looking for a small part in it, and unexpectedly landed the lead role.
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The movie screened out of competition at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
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'Time Out' called this movie "The Glenn Miller Story (1954) meets Rude Boy (1980)".
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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'.
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The name of the record company was "Overlord Records" whilst the name of the punk band was "Breaking Glass".
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"Breaking Glass" is also the name of a 1977 song written and sung by David Bowie but this song ironically did not feature as part of this 1980 movie.
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