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Vinyl (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 15 March 2013 (UK)
Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

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Johnny Jones
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Perry Benson ...
Robbie
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Minto
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Jules
Christopher Roy Turner ...
Griff
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Jimmy Breen
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Flora
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Steve Diggle ...
Himself
Martin Gorst ...
Lawyer
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Mourner
Kamila Janska ...
Journalist
Gareth Jones ...
Radio DJ (voice)
Mike Peters ...
Himself
Will Peters ...
Will - Bass player
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In 2004, has-been 80s punk rocker Johnny Jones makes a drunken comeback single with his old band Weapons of Happiness, after they meet up at a friend's funeral. He is sure the song, "Free Rock 'n' Roll" will be a hit, but in an industry obsessed with image, Johnny is viewed as irrelevant and over-the-hill by record company executives and DJs, who tell him he has the wrong demographic to be successful. Frustrated but determined, he decides to hire a group of photogenic, box-ticking, media-friendly teenagers to front a video for the song. He intends to swindle the music business into liking him, and come clean once the single is released. The youngsters mime to his music, contracts are signed and Free Rock 'n' Roll enters the UK singles chart. Unfortunately, the rest of the band want to be recognised for their part in this achievement. Following an argument between Johnny and band-mate Minto, the story is revealed to the press. As the media go into a frenzy, Johnny finds himself caught ... Written by Moses Quest

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To Stand When I've Fallen
Written, Composed, and Performed by Jessica Warbeck
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Great fun
10 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Not sure what the last review was about, obviously saw a different film to me. I saw this at the Raindance Film Festival and loved it. A crowd pleaser that was great fun. Almost plays like a continuation of Quadrophenia, see Phil Daniels 30 years on. The young kid in it who plays Drainpipe is a face to watch out for. Considering this is obviously a low budget film the production is great. But it's the story that wins you over most of all. The humour reminded me of Full Monty. Nice to see the UK making films like this again. Want to watch it again and will buy the DVD when it comes out. Hope it gets released and does well so more like this get made.


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