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Buddy's Song (1991)

R | | Drama, Music | 1 March 1991 (UK)
Buddy is an aspiring teenager who is a very good musician and has pressure to go further than his Dad's teddy boy rocker days. However when his father is sent away for a year for covering ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Whatham

Writers:

Nigel Hinton (novel), Nigel Hinton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Daltrey ... Terry
Chesney Hawkes ... Buddy
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ... Carol
Michael Elphick ... Des
Douglas Hodge ... Bobby Rosen
Paul McKenzie Paul McKenzie ... Julius
Lee Ross ... Jason
Nick Moran ... Mike
Colin Peel Colin Peel ... Glenn
James Aubrey ... Adrian
Liza Walker Liza Walker ... Elaine
Emma Amos ... Dawn
Julia Sawalha ... Kelly
Sandy Ford Sandy Ford ... Paul (Hi-Tones)
Trevor T. Smith Trevor T. Smith ... Photographer
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Buddy is an aspiring teenager who is a very good musician and has pressure to go further than his Dad's teddy boy rocker days. However when his father is sent away for a year for covering up for criminal Des it puts further strain on the family relationship. When Terry is released things get steadily harder while Buddy's career gets rosier. Written by bob the moo

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pedras Rolantes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Buddy Productions Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Last cinema feature of 'Ed Deveraux'. See more »

Quotes

Jason: I'm sorry, I didn't know she meant so much to you.
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Follows Buddy (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The One and Only
by Chesney Hawkes
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Daltrey in the background
19 November 2006 | by john-3109See all my reviews

Claude Whatham's (1990) film, based on Nigel Hinton's novel, charts the rapid success of a young pop singer, Buddy Clark (Chesney Hawkes), a generation before the film's actual release.

Between his feckless Dad (Roger Daltrey) and struggling Mum (Sharon Duce) we follow Buddy's early success and sudden leap to fame, from his modest working-class roots.

Replete with authentic classic cars and quirky costume of the times, this moving period piece captures the sudden, incandescent radiance of fame while balancing it with the sometimes grimy and shady underside of a business which puts people under the spotlight one day, only to drop them in the gutter the next.

This is good film to watch, because it's made by people who - unlike young Buddy - have been through the mill and come out the other end in more or less one piece.

Roger Daltrey (lead vocalist with 'The Who') and Bill Curbishley (Manager of 'The Who' and co-producer of the film) give the film an authentic bite that Hollywood might have missed.


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