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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.

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... Danny
... Kate
... Woods
... Ken
Peter-Hugo Daly ... Mick
... Tony
Gary Tibbs ... Dave
Charles Wegner ... Campbell
Mark Wing-Davey ... Fordyce
Hugh Thomas ... Davis
... Andy
Nigel Humphreys ... Brian
Ken Campbell ... Publican
Lowri Ann Richards ... Jane (as Lowri-Ann Richards)
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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First feature film written or directed by Brian Gibson. Gibson went onto direct some other rock films such as Still Crazy (1998) and What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). See more »

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Publican: [after listening to the band's loud punk-rock music] It's not exactly Mantovani, is it?
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One More Time
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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I haven't seen this movie in a few years catching it once on late night TV here in the states but I actually saw it multiple times in theaters here and later on HBO its awesome. Hazel O'Connor is amazing her voice, her acting are spot on, the lyrics to every song have great meaning from the radical anti racist Blackman, to the Anti Machine 8th day which looking back was way ahead of its time, to the incredibly touching torch song Will You. Every aspect of this production was a statement on the 80's, the Corporate Music Industry, and most of all our materialism and racism it was so much more than it appears on the service it is for me the Quintessential movie of the 80's. Fueled by good direction, a wonderfully competent supporting cast and powerful music a must see.


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