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Stardust (1974)

The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Ray Connolly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Essex ... Jim MacLaine
Adam Faith ... Mike
Larry Hagman ... Porter Lee Austin
Ines Des Longchamps Ines Des Longchamps ... Danielle
Rosalind Ayres ... Jeanette
Marty Wilde Marty Wilde ... Colin Day
Edd Byrnes ... TV Interviewer
Keith Moon ... J.D. Clover
Dave Edmunds ... Alex
Paul Nicholas ... Johnny
Karl Howman Karl Howman ... Stevie
Richard LeParmentier ... Felix Hoffman (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... Kevin
John Normington ... Harrap
James Hazeldine ... Brian
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The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

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They made him a rock star. Then they made him a god. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagpor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Goodtimes Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band featured in the film, The Stray Cats, is not to be confused with the 1980s rockabilly group. See more »

Goofs

Although the main cast are perfectly groomed and attired for the period in the early-'60s concert scenes, this does not stretch to the extras (the crowd, and in particular the security staff) who are all clearly from 1974. Some of the music also sounds 1970s rather than 1960s. See more »

Quotes

J.D. Clover: Jim... piss off.
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Crazy Credits

The male dancers ( extras )in the dance hall scene, dancing to "the tits and bums" were supplied by the Army Apprentices College,Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK. In particular John HICKMAN, Peter COSSON and Neil TURNER. See more »

Connections

Featured in Flicks: Episode #1.2 (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Me Good
Written by Peter Anders Kenny Laguna (as Ken Laguna) and Paul Nauman
Performed by Dave Edmunds
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atmospheric sequel to Jim MacLaine's story
2 August 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Following on from 'That'll Be The Day', this movie looks at what happens to Jim when he gets the stardom he wants. His band includes Paul Nicholas, Karl Howman, Dave Edmunds, and Keith Moon, with Adam Faith as manager. The band is called The Stray Cats and they make the usual trip through highs and lows of fan hysteria to a rather bleak ending.

Of the two films, this one is the best. Not buying into the pop music myth, there is no happy ending for Jim after all his dreams have been granted and destroyed. The music is good, and the acting excellent (especially from Essex and Faith, and also Larry 'J R' Hagman). Look out as well for Blue Peter's Peter Duncan as the replacement for Nicholas in the band.


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