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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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Abram Rooney ...
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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Mike
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Jeff
Lucy Timmons ...
Woman with Little Girl
Jordan Metcalfe ...
Charlie
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Wardrobe Master
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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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12 September 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Büszkeség és bányászélet  »

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The song 'For a Friend', which is heard playing over the end credits was actually written for the real life Mark Ashton. It was written and performed by The Communards, whose members Jimmy Somerville and Richard Coles were both friends of Mark. See more »

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When they dial the number for the town in Wales having used the phone book they dial 01.....In the early-'80s all area codes would have not have had a 1 as the second number, they were 0823 not 01823 etc. At that time, 01 was the long distance (STD - Subscriber Trunk Dialling) code for London. 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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I Second That Emotion
Written by Al Cleveland (as Alfred Cleveland) and Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson Jr.)
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited
Courtesy of Motown Record Company
Under Licence From Universal Music Operations LTD
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There is nothing not wonderful about this movie.
1 October 2014 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

If you don't laugh, don't shed a tear, or don't want to get up and cheer at the end, then you weren't paying attention during this movie. Based on a true story, this is a film about how two unlikely groups came together in the troubling times of the early 80s in the U.K., but in addition to that, there are a lot of side stories that occur at the same time. Excellent character development (especially after the first 20 minutes), which is critical for a based-on-true-life film. The acting is superb. Listen carefully for the deadpan humor the British are known for: especially if you're not used to London and Welsh accents. Highly recommend this movie to anyone who needs a lift and a reminder that *people are good.*


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