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Rude Boy (1980)

R | | Drama, Music | 18 May 1981 (Sweden)
A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England.

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Credited cast:
Dave Armstrong ... Police officer
Barry Baker ... Drum roadie
Terry Barry ... Police officer
Reg Bazell ... Police officer
Stephen Behan ... Fan
Graham Brown ... Fan
Lizard Brown ... Suspect
Caroline Coon ... Band representative
John Daly ... Bouncer
Hickey Etienne ... Suspect
Plaxy Exton ... Fan
Tig Exton ... Fan
Ian Galland ... Police officer
Ray Gange ... Rude Boy
Ben Gaze ... Police officer
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Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political demonstrations and Clash concerts. Filmed over a period of years, the written dialog takes on the appearance of improvisation. Written by Edmund Nasjleti <ena375@map.com>

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The Clash: Rude Boy  »

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Lead guitarist: You know what I think, don't you? I've been watching you.
Rude Boy: Yeah, I noticed. Quite a lot.
Lead guitarist: I been watching you.
Rude Boy: I'll keep it in mind.
Lead guitarist: Do.
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Rudie Can't Fail
5 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Brilliant, if you forget the narrative and focus on the clash footage featured. It has the right message, punk is opposed to racism, which at the time was not always the case, there was lots of Nazi punks. I would have liked to have seen more footage of the race riots. The recent death of Joe Strummer adds a degree of poignancy to this wonderful relic of late-1970s London. Rude Boy distills the essence of the Clash in their prime. I spend hours watching the extras which feature over 20 life clash performances, including four different white riots! Any clash fan needs to own this DVD, also recommended: west-way to the world, and essential clash.

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