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Side by Side (1975)

Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.


Bruce Beresford


Garry Chambers (original screenplay), Ron Inkpen (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Humphries ... Rodney
Stephanie De Sykes Stephanie De Sykes ... Julia
Billy Boyle Billy Boyle ... Gary
Dave Mount Dave Mount ... Flip
Frank Thornton ... Inspector Crumb
Jennifer Guy Jennifer Guy ... Violet
Sheila Collings Sheila Collings ... Bessie
Geoffrey Sumner ... Magistrate
Hello Hello ... Themselves
Mac Kissoon Mac Kissoon ... Self
Kathleen Kissoon Kathleen Kissoon ... Self (as Katie Kissoon)
Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band ... Themselves
Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker ... Self
Mud ... Themselves
Kenny Kenny ... Themselves


Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.

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glam rock | independent film | See All (2) »


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The artist, Twogether, credited with singing the theme song "Side By Side" are rumored to be the writers of the song, Lynsey De Paul and Barry Blue. See more »


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In Reply To World Of Weird
20 August 2020 | by crochet14See all my reviews

The actual quote is "There's something about a girl's neck that really turns me on!" It is spoken by Billy Boyle to Stephanie De Sykes when she takes him back to her flat to watch the sublime Noosha Fox (a.k.a. Susan Traynor) and the eponymous band warble "Imagine Me Imagine You" and a year before Fox's S-S-Single Bed. A Marlene Dietrich for the pineapple and cheese on a stick cocktail generation.

Any film featuring a blacked up Barry Humphreys and The Rubettes is fine by me. A great double bill of early to mid seventies nostalgia would be to watch this with Never To Young To Rock, another celluloid wallow in Glam Rock with Dave Mount, a bewildered looking Freddie Jones and Peter "seperated at birth from Mud's Rob Davies" Denyer. Please Sir can I have some more?

Best watched through the dimpled meniscus of a pint jug filled from a Watneys Party Seven and some Golden Wonder Cheese And Onion crisps.

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December 1975 (UK) See more »

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