Brimstone and Treacle is a modern gothic tale about the evil that men do and the price that must be paid to make things right. The film, a remake of a 1976 teleplay that included Denholm Elliot in its original cast as Mr. Bates, the film also included an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go's, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930's little diddy called "Spread A Little Happiness", performed by Sting by himself.
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An intriguing fantasy of angelic innocence and devilish passion.
Did You Know?
This film was made first as a tele-movie Brimstone and Treacle
(1987) by the BBC1 six years earlier in 1976 as part of their 'Play for Today' series but the tele-play was banned and withdrawn from being broadcast because of a rape scene. The TV play was eventually first broadcast in 1987 which was about five years after this cinema movie version (which had been made later) had been released. See more
You could be the Devil himself.
Opening credits are listed on the pages of a book floating on moving water. See more
References A Kind of Loving
Up the Junction
Written by Chris Difford
and Glenn Tilbrook
Performed by Squeeze See more