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That'll Be the Day ()


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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,... See more »

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Jim MacLaine
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Mike
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Mrs. MacLaine
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Mr. MacLaine
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Stormy Tempest
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J.D. Clover
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Jeanette
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Doreen
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Terry
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Wendy
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Granddad
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Sandra
Beth Morris ...
Jean
Daphne Oxenford ...
Mrs. Sutcliffe
Kim Braden ...
Charlotte
Ron Hackett ...
Policeman
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Jack
Karl Howman ...
Johnny
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Sandra's Friend
Sue Holderness ...
Shirley (as Susan Holderness)
Sally Watts ...
Girl in Coffee Shop
Valerie Lush ...
1st Old Lady on Beach
Alan Foss ...
Teacher
Natalie Kent ...
Mrs. Rimmer
Patsy Blower ...
Young Girl at Fair
Sara Clee ...
Girl With Baby
Peggy Aitchison ...
2nd Old Lady on Beach
Bernard Severn ...
Sutcliffe
Eugene Wallace ...
Stuart
Erin Geraghty ...
Joan
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1st Man in Coffee Bar
Paul Vaughan-Teague ...
2nd Man in Coffee Bar
Peter Turner ...
Teddy Boy
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Young Jim
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Graham Bond ...
Sax player
Rick Lester ...
Minder
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Girlfriend

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Claude Whatham

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Ray Connolly ... (writer)

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Roy Baird ... executive producer
Sanford Lieberson ... producer
Gavrik Losey ... associate producer
David Puttnam ... producer

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Peter Suschitzky

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Michael Bradsell

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Stuart Baird ... assistant editor

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Brian Morris

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Ross Carver ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Gavrik Losey ... production manager (uncredited)

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Richard Green ... second assistant director (as Ricky Green)
Garth Thomas ... first assistant director

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Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Milly Burns ... assistant art director (as Millie Burns)
John Leuenberger ... property master
Bob Hedges ... props (uncredited)
John New ... carpenter (uncredited)
Terry Wells ... stand-by property master (uncredited)

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Ian Fuller ... sound editor
Anthony Jackson ... sound recordist (as Tony Jackson)
Bill Rowe ... dubbing mixer

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Rick Lester ... action coordinator (uncredited)

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Roy Larner ... electrical supervisor
Ron Robson ... camera operator
Cedric James ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ron Taberer ... best boy (uncredited)

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Ray Beck ... wardrobe supervisor
Ruth Myers ... costume consultant

Music Department

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Neil Aspinall ... music supervisor
Wil Malone ... additional composer: score
Keith Moon ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Kay Mander ... continuity

Transportation Department

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John Smallcombe ... Rushes Driver

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Clinton Cavers ... assistant to producers
Nat Cohen ... presenter
Philip Collins ... production executive
Celestia Sporborg ... assistant to producers
Ron Swinburne ... production accountant
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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. Written by George S. Davis

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Also Known As
  • Ese será el día (Spain)
  • Ena eidolo gennietai (Greece)
  • Uppbrottet (Sweden)
  • Tin imera pou s' agapisa (Greece)
  • Az lesz majd a nap (Hungary)
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  • 91 min
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Trivia The movie seen by Jim (David Essex) and Jeanette (Rosalind Ayres) at the cinema is Horrors of the Black Museum (1959). See more »
Goofs Jim MacLaine produces an LP he has been waiting "months to play", and we see it is Buddy Hollyy's first album. However, when he puts it on the record player, the music we hear is "Donna" by Ritchie Valens. See more »
Movie Connections Features Horrors of the Black Museum (1959). See more »
Soundtracks Rock On See more »
Quotes Mike: You'll like Bath... better class of fuck in Bath.
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