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Breaking Glass (1980)

PG | | Drama, Musical | September 1980 (USA)
A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

Director:

Brian Gibson

Writer:

Brian Gibson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Daniels ... Danny
Hazel O'Connor ... Kate
Jon Finch ... Woods
Jonathan Pryce ... Ken
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Mick
Mark Wingett ... Tony
Gary Tibbs Gary Tibbs ... Dave
Charles Wegner Charles Wegner ... Campbell
Mark Wing-Davey ... Fordyce
Hugh Thomas Hugh Thomas ... Davis
Derek Thompson ... Andy
Nigel Humphreys Nigel Humphreys ... Brian
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Publican
Lowri Ann Richards Lowri Ann Richards ... Jane (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
Peter Tilbury Peter Tilbury ... C.I.D. Officer
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A rock singer is determined to rise to the top of the profession, letting nothing stand in the way of that goal.

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It will tear your heart out. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La rockera See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the record company was "Overlord Records" whilst the name of the punk band was "Breaking Glass". See more »

Quotes

Publican: [after listening to the band's loud punk-rock music] It's not exactly Mantovani, is it?
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US version lacks the ending with Kate in an asylum. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Time
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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A truly excellent portrayal of 80s Britain.
31 January 1999 | by MikeG-8See all my reviews

I first came to breaking glass some years ago after having heard a track from the film. When I first watched it I thought it was shocking but after coming back to it years later I can see so much more in it. It's a truly excellent film depicting life in Thatcher's Britain as well as a wry view of the music industry. Hazel O'Conner is underrated in my view but she does excel here. Excellent film and even better soundtrack.


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