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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Remember when skirts went up and hair came down? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The screaming crowds were all photographed at real David Essex concerts. See more »

Goofs

The "Piano" they play is a Vox Continental organ and this model, single manual with drawbars in the middle and some presets, was only made in 1972-73. See more »

Quotes

Sally Potter: Are you a Stray Cat?
Mike: No, I'm a roadie.
Sally Potter: Roadie sounds like some sort of vagrant. What is that exactly?
Mike: It's like an army batman, only without the uniform. I make sure there's enough beer, chips and rubbers to go round. I supply the birds, the pills and the pot. And anything else that might be required to satisfy their lust... carnal, or otherwise.
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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

Referenced in High Hopes: Stardust (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Be Me
(uncredited)
Written by Gilbert Bécaud
Performed by Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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Excellent
7 June 2003 | by chopper32See all my reviews

This film is very worthwhile. You can pick out all your fave 60's references from "concept", "rock opera", "managers", dodgy sexual politics and the whole drugs thing. It works so very well because it is not based on one band. Not the Beatles, not the Stones, not the Beach Boys, Tommy Shondell or anyone. It's affectionate and damning of the whole process. It works very well as a "This Is Spinal Tap" without being a lampoon of the music business. Knowing without being smart-ass. A broad covering of its genre without being in broad strokes.


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