Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine (David Essex) seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence, Jim decides not to take the exams that would pave his way to university. He lives, for a time, a life consisting of dead-end jobs and meaningless sex, before returning home to work in his mother's shop. But still he can't settle down. He begins to think that the life of a pop musician might be the thing for him.
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Did You Know?
Producer David Puttnam
was impressed by Harry Nilsson
's song "1941" and asked Screenwriter Ray Connolly
to create a screenplay based on it. The resulting movie resembles the song in all key respects except a funfair substitutes the circus of the song. See more
As Jim sits on the truck giving him a lift, after being told "today will be a scorcher" during the summer exams, the trees behind him are leafless and must have been filmed in winter. See more
You'll like Bath... better class of fuck in Bath.
Written and Sung by David Essex
(End credits, American release) See more