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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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This is not a movie about Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin. It's only a story but it could be the story of all of them. See more »

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Drama | Music

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27 October 1974 (UK)  »

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Csillagpor  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Balsam was first choice for the role of Porter Lee Austin. See more »

Goofs

In the first concert scene at the Warehouse Club, set in 1964, the Stray Cats use a WEM public address system, but these were not developed until 1966. 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 Film '72: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Take It Away
Written by Gary Osborne (as Gary Osbourne) and Paul Vigrass
Performed by David Essex, with Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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profound impact on my psyche
19 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

As a very young viewer of this film at 19 in 1974 when this film was released, I saw it at the theater as there was no such thing as video tape in those days. David Essex performance had a profound effect on me as did the films plot in general. The deep insight into the life of a famous rock n roll star as can only be experienced by that individual was both riveting to me at the time and has been indelibly etched in my mind ever since. As a matter of fact i have been looking for a copy of this film on video ever since videos inception with no success to this day. A truly captivating and entertaining film if you can find it!


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