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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 9 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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Mike
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Jeff
Lucy Timmons ...
Woman with Little Girl
Jordan Metcalfe ...
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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Also Known As:

Büszkeség és bányászélet  »

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At the time of the film's release the final remaining coal mines in the UK were closing. It is no longer acceptable to burn coal due to the 2008 Climate Change Act. The UK's last deep coal mine at Kellingley in Yorkshire closed in December 2015. See more »

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In the opening scenes we see a speech by Arthur Scargill being shown on a portable TV set. The picture is in colour but that was a monochrome TV, not a colour one. See more »

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Dai: Where are you from?
Gethin: Rhyl, originally.
Dai: [Hefina, Dai and Cliff turn serious] No, no way.
Hefina: [to Johnathan] Listen, we don't mind the gays, and the lesbians, that's fine. But don't you dare be bringing people from North Wales down here!
[an awkward silence follows and they all laugh]
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Featured in Projector: Pride (2014) See more »

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Karma Chameleon
Written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett
Performed by Culture Club
Produced by Steve Levine
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Truly uplifting, great fun and a moving story
3 September 2014 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

The film, so appropriately named, delivers a moving story about Pride, friendship and solidarity. When I wasn't laughing at the incredible performances from the top cast, I was crying at the emotional and moving story that runs through the film.

This so easily could have slipped into a tragic or an over politically charged story, but instead and to its benefit is so beautifully written and balanced. The clear messages come through hand-in-hand with side splitting humour all in the right places and never over done.

Simply wonderful and a credit to the British Film Industry and all the fine home-grown talent on display.

Bless you all


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