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A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

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Chas
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Turner
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Pherber
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Lucy (as Michele Breton)
Ann Sidney ...
Dana
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Moody
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Rosebloom
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The Lawyer
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Dennis (as Antony Morton)
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Harry Flowers
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Joey Maddocks
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Tony Farrell (as Ken Colley)
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The Chauffeur
Laraine Wickens ...
Lorraine
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Detective Sergeant (uncredited)
Helen Booth ...
Noel's mum (uncredited)
John Caesar ...
Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Jay Denyer ...
Constable (uncredited)
Terry Duggan ...
Pully (uncredited)
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Jack Harrison (uncredited)
Randy Gerber ...
Child (uncredited)
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Mrs. Farrell (uncredited)
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Workman (uncredited)
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Noel - Black Musican (uncredited) (voice)
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Thug 1 (uncredited)
Mary Quinn ...
Mrs. Devlin (uncredited)
Anthony Roye ...
Fraser (uncredited)

Directed by

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Donald Cammell
Nicolas Roeg

Written by

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Donald Cammell ... (written by)

Produced by

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David Cammell ... associate producer
Sanford Lieberson ... producer

Music by

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Jack Nitzsche

Cinematography by

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Nicolas Roeg ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Antony Gibbs
Brian Smedley-Aston
Frank Mazzola ... (uncredited)
Tony Palmer ... (uncredited)

Casting By

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Miriam Brickman
Patsy Pollock

Art Direction by

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John Clark

Makeup Department

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Linda DeVetta ... makeup artist (as Linda De Vetta)
Helen Lennox ... hairdresser
Paul Rabiger ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kevin Kavanagh ... unit manager
Robert Lynn ... production manager
Charles Orme ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Burge ... assistant director
Peter Jaques ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Christopher Gibbs ... design consultant: Turner's house
Peter Young ... set dresser
Alan Cassie ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ron Barron ... sound recordist
Alan Pattillo ... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer (uncredited) / re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Malcolm Bubb ... camera effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mike Molloy ... camera operator
Paul Borg ... electrician (uncredited)
Peter Hannan ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Les Parrott ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Dixon ... costume consultant
Billy Jay ... wardrobe
Emma Porteous ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Merry Clayton ... music player (as The Merry Clayton Singers)
Ry Cooder ... musician
Amiya Dasgupta ... musician
Lowell George ... musician
Milt Holland ... musician
Bernard Krause ... musician: Moog synthesisor
Randy Newman ... music conductor
Gene Parsons ... musician
Nasser Rastigar-Nejad ... musician: santur
Buffy Sainte-Marie ... music performer (as Buffy Ste. Marie)
Russ Titelman ... musician (as Russel Titelman)
Bobby West ... musician

Script and Continuity Department

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Annabel Davis-Goff ... continuity (as Anabelle Davis-Goff)

Additional Crew

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David Litvinoff ... dialogue coach / technical advisor
Christopher O'Dell ... production runner (uncredited)
Gordon Stebbing ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. Written by Brad Jackson

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Also Known As
  • The Performers (United Kingdom)
  • Vanilla (France)
  • Seishun no wana (Japan)
  • Parastasis (Greece)
  • Nottinghill kl. 11.17 (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 105 min
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Budget GBP750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Anita Pallenberg, one scene actually shows her shooting heroin, which she was just starting to get into at the time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Performance: Memo from Turner (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Memo From Turner See more »
Quotes Chas: I need a bohemian atmosphere! I'm an artist, Mr. Turner. Like yourself.
Turner: You - juggle.
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