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Pride (2014)

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U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Young Guy
Jim McManus ...
Old Man
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Joe
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Marion
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Tony
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Jeff
Lucy Timmons ...
Woman with Little Girl
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Charlie
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Young Man
Chris Overton ...
Reggie
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In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Based on the inspirational true story.


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Rated R for language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Büszkeség és bányászélet  »

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A drag queen at the concert wears a placard identifying herself as "Martha Scargill". This is a reference to Arthur Scargill, who was president of NUM during the strike. See more »

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In the film, the LGSM group chooses a pit in South Wales randomly. In real life, the group had deliberately chosen the South Wales area as it disagreed with the NUM leader Arthur Scargill's funneling of donations to the most militant mining areas of Kent and Yorkshire, which left South Wales neglected. See more »

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[as Mark Leaves to Go to The March]
Mark's Crotchety Old Neighbour: I've spoken to the council about your deviant parties.
Mark: There's no need to do that. Knock on the door, we'd let you in.
Mark's Crotchety Old Neighbour: They're sending a policeman!
Mark: Oh, I do hope so.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

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Falling Leaves
Lyrics by Francis Evans
Music by Christopher Nightingale
Guitars by Pete Walton
Bass by Ephil Mulford
Drums by Andy McGlasson
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Just Plain Gorgeous
9 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this entire film from start to finish with tears in my eyes and a smile plastered across my face.

It tells a beautiful story of a small group of Gay Rights activists who take action to support the striking miners whom they feel are feeling the same oppression that they had once and were currently feeling.

It is a gorgeous story of humanity. The film, in my opinion, perfectly captures the homophobia, bigotry, ignorance and curiosity that the LGBT community deals with showing the spectrum of opinions using the right amount of humour. While I can't speak to the accuracy of the time, I can see my own experiences with LGBT friends of mine and curious people painted across the screen.

This is a must see movie that will show how hate can harm and will also reinforce your faith in humanity.

The actors' performances were all amazing and flawless, from tears to dance sequences.


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