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Rude Boy (1980)

 |  Drama, Music  |  19 June 1996 (France)
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A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England.

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Credited cast:
Dave Armstrong ...
Police officer
Barry Baker ...
Drum roadie
Terry Barry ...
Police officer
Reg Bazell ...
Police officer
Stephen Behan ...
Fan
Graham Brown ...
Fan
Lizard Brown ...
Suspect
Caroline Coon ...
Band representative
John Daly ...
Bouncer
Hickey Etienne ...
Suspect
Plaxy Exton ...
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Tig Exton ...
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Ian Galland ...
Police officer
Ray Gange ...
Rude Boy
Ben Gaze ...
Police officer
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Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political demonstrations and Clash concerts. Filmed over a period of years, the written dialog takes on the appearance of improvisation. Written by Edmund Nasjleti <ena375@map.com>

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Featuring The Clash.

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19 June 1996 (France)  »

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The Clash: Rude Boy  »

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Lead guitarist: You know what I think, don't you? I've been watching you.
Rude Boy: Yeah, I noticed. Quite a lot.
Lead guitarist: I been watching you.
Rude Boy: I'll keep it in mind.
Lead guitarist: Do.
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The Greatest Rock n roll band of all time
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Brilliant. The live footage is mind blowing. It captures the time perfectly. Ray Gange is spot on. A Clash fan must. If you don't get it, you just don't get it. I could never see this movie too many times. Joe Strummer is part Elvis, Dylan, Springstein, Guthrie. Mick Jones was the perfect composer to bring it all together. Paul Simminon was the perfect art director. Bernie (Sir Not Aprearing in this film) was the mad scientist. Topper (Bruce Lee) is one of the all time greats. Brigade Rosse. As far as I am concerned, the greatest rock movie of all time, though I do love Stop Making Sense and the Last Waltz. But once again, it's all about the live footage. It just reaffirms the complete brilliance of the only band that matters.


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