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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Brian Gibson

Writer:

Brian Gibson
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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 ... 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 »

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Drama | Musical

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Hazel O'Connor wore some of her own clothes to play her character of Kate. O'Connor also sang all her songs for the film and wrote thirteen tracks for the movie. The film was O'Connor's first major movie acting role and was her breakthrough film performance. 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 »

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One More Time
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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Example of the post punk era in England
26 October 2004 | by AmbbritSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie and although it is dated and low budget there is much more to this movie than "A low budget post punk Star is born!" There is the main story about a rebellious anti-establishment singer "Kate" played by Hazel O Connor who in order to "make it" has to give up control of her music and is forced on to the record company "bandwagon". This results in her losing the bands manager "Danny" (brilliantly played by Phil Daniels)who feels he is losing control of the band! But more than this, the movie is an accurate reflection of the post-punk anti-establishment feeling in England which I lived through at the time. The lyrics of Hazel's songs depict this and still have something to say today regarding Government and establishment control! However, the greatest irony is the climax of the movie where Kate (Hazel O Connor) is singing the song "Eighth day" as a protest against the establishment when she herself is having to "fit in to the establishment" to perform the song. Well worth another look!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Glass See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,471

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,471
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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