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Young Soul Rebels (1991)

Set in London in 1977, the plot takes place against the background of the Silver Jubilee. This is a buddy movie between two friends Chris and Caz who run a pirate radio station from a tower... See full synopsis »

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Valentine Nonyela ...
Chris
Mo Sesay ...
Caz
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Ken
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Ann
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Tracy
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Billibud
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Davis
Debra Gillett ...
Jill
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Carlton (as Eamon Walker)
James Bowers ...
Sparky
Billy Braham ...
Kelly
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Bigsy
Danielle Scillitoe ...
Trish
Ray Shell ...
Jeff Kane
Nigel Harrison ...
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Set in London in 1977, the plot takes place against the background of the Silver Jubilee. This is a buddy movie between two friends Chris and Caz who run a pirate radio station from a tower block in Dalston... See full synopsis »

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A seductive and engaging thriller from one of Britain's most innovative and provocative filmmakers

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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6 December 1991 (USA)  »

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La radio pirata  »

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First cinema feature of Sophie Okonedo. See more »


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Cocaine
Performed by Sly and The Revolutionaries
Licensed Courtesy of Trojan Recordings Ltd
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An accurate picture of the times.
12 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am amazed at the lack of knowledge displayed by the previous reviewer. I first saw this film in the 90s and watched it again last night. I was part of this general scene in southern England at that time and I have to say that the music, dancing and fashions are completely accurate. This nonsense about Afros and flares, that belonged in the early 70s, by 77 all that had changed. And yes, punks and soul boys were mixing in the clubs, fashions crossed over even earlier, the plastic "jelly" sandals and winkle picker shoes, all adopted from the punks in late 76/77.If anybody had walked in with flares there would have been howls of laughter.


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