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Stardust (1974)

R | | Drama, Music | 27 October 1974 (UK)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim MacLaine
... Mike
... Porter Lee Austin
Ines Des Longchamps ... Danielle
... Jeanette
Marty Wilde ... Colin Day
... TV Interviewer
... J.D. Clover
Dave Edmunds ... Alex
... Johnny
Karl Howman ... Stevie
... Felix Hoffman (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Peter Duncan ... Kevin
... Harrap
... 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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Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar. See more »

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Drama | Music

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although The Stray Cats were purportedly a five-piece band, a multi-tracked Dave Edmunds recorded all the band's songs. 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

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

Soundtracks

You Kept Me Waiting
Written by Peter Anders Kenny Laguna (as Ken Laguna) and Paul Nauman
Performed by David Essex, with Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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A film well worth your time to see.
28 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

A great follow-up to "That'll Be The Day", the film that leads into this movie. I highly recommend this film to all fans of rock culture and David Essex. He proves he was not only a good singer, but a fairly accomplished actor as well. I have only seen this film about 30 times myself, but repeated viewings are recommended. The film is hard to find, but if you do, don't hesitate - just enjoy!


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