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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations.
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Curt Wild
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Brian Slade
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Arthur Stuart
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Mandy Slade
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Jerry Devine
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Shannon
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Cecil
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Female Narrator (voice)
Mairead McKinley ...
Wilde Housemaid (as Maraid McKinley)
Luke Morgan Oliver ...
Oscar Wilde (8)
Osheen Jones ...
Jack Fairy (7)
Micko Westmoreland ...
Jack Fairy
Damian Suchet ...
BBC Reporter
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Kissing Sailor
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Young Man
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Lou
Ganiat Kasumu ...
Mary
Ray Shell ...
Murray
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Tommy Stone (as Alastair Cumming)
Zoe Boyce ...
Girl on Subway
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Mr. Stuart
Sylvia Grant ...
Mrs. Stuart
Tim Hans ...
Manchester Teacher
Ryan Pope ...
Arthur's Brother
Stuart Callaghan ...
Boy in Record Shop 1
James Francis ...
Boy in Record Shop 2
Callum Hamilton ...
Brian Slade (7)
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Pantomime Dame
Carlos Miranda ...
Pianist
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Mod Girlfriend
Matthew Glamour ...
Mimosa
Daniel Adams ...
Curt Wild (13)
Bryan Torfeh ...
Bartender (as Brian Torfeh)
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Cooper (as Joe Beattie)
Sarah Cawood ...
Angel
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Freddi
Winston Austin ...
Micky
Ivan Cartwright ...
Cecil's Friend 1
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Cecil's Friend 2 (as Peter King)
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Rodney
Roger Alborough ...
Middle Age Man
Peter Bradley Jr. ...
30's Style Singer
Jonathan Cullen ...
Reporter 1
William Key ...
Reporter 2
Vincent Marzello ...
US Reporter 1
Corey Skaggs ...
US Reporter 2
Nathan Osgood ...
US Reporter 3
Nadia Williams ...
Teenage Girl
Brian Molko ...
Malcolm
Antony Langdon ...
Ray
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Pearl
Steve Hewitt ...
Billy
Guy Leverton ...
Trevor
Vinney Reck ...
Reg
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Harley
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Bass Guitar (as Alan Fordham)
Jono McGrath ...
Lead Guitar
Perry Clayton ...
Drummer
Donna Matthews ...
Polly Small
Ritz ...
Lead Guitar
Stefan Olsdal ...
Bass Guitar
Trevor Sharpe ...
Drummer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Morse ...
Rhythm Guitarist (uncredited)
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Turkish Boy (uncredited)
Deborah Wise ...
Karen The Glam Rock Kid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Haynes

Written by

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James Lyons ... (story) and
Todd Haynes ... (story)
 
Todd Haynes ... (written by)

Produced by

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Christopher Ball ... co-executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Scott Meek ... executive producer
Sandy Stern ... executive producer
Olivia Stewart ... co-producer
Michael Stipe ... executive producer
William Tyrer ... co-executive producer
Christine Vachon ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Carter Burwell
Craig Wedren

Cinematography by

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Maryse Alberti

Film Editing by

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James Lyons

Editorial Department

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Regan Avery ... apprentice editor
Brad Katz ... Avid effects
Myron Kerstein ... assistant editor (as Myron I. Kerstein)
Mia Lee ... apprentice editor
Lynn True ... post-production assistant
Shelly Westerman ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Christopher Hobbs

Art Direction by

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Andrew Munro

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Nuala Conway ... crowd makeup artist
Peter Swords King ... hair designer (as Peter King) / makeup designer (as Peter King)
John Munro ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Kirstie Stanway ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Liz Tagg ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Wendy Broom ... unit manager
Chris Catterall ... executive in charge of production: Zenith
Pamela Koffler ... executive in charge of production: Killer Films

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Booth ... second second assistant director
Andi Brown ... second assistant director
Mark Fenn ... third assistant director
Waldo Roeg ... first assistant director
Jon Williams ... assistant director

Art Department

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Tracy Ann Baines ... Art Department Assistant
Mark Baldwin ... scenic artist
George Ball ... property master
Graham Caulfield ... drapesmaster
Colin Ellis ... dressing props
Andy Evans ... construction manager
Hugh Fottrell ... stand-by propman
Simon Hague ... scenic artist
Sean Hedges-Quinn ... propmaker
Paul Purdy ... chargehand stand-by props
Amy Beth Silver ... art director: additional photography
Howard Weaver ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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Ajae Clearway ... assistant sound editor
Steve Finn ... sound assistant
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Peter Lindsay ... sound recordist
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Michael W. Mitchell ... sound effects editor
David Novack ... re-recording mixer
Eliza Paley ... supervising sound editor
Donna Powell ... foley artist
Malcolm Rose ... sound maintenance
Paul P. Soucek ... supervising sound editor
Bill Sweeney ... foley editor
Daniel Ward ... sound editing intern

Special Effects by

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James McKeown ... special effects technician
Richard Van Den Bergh ... special effects supervisor
Chris Trice ... senior model maker (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Martin Body ... optical cameraman
Jason Chalmers ... model maker
Eric Person ... digital compositor
Richard Thomas ... model maker
Kitty Veevers ... digital compositor
David Smith ... optical cameraman (uncredited)
John Swinnerton ... motion control cameraman: Peerless Camera Company (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rob Inch ... stunts
Glenn Marks ... stunts (as Glen Marks)
Rod Woodruff ... stunts (as Roderick Woodruff)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe Arcidiacono ... camera operator
Richard Broome ... grip
Terry Eden ... best boy
Danny Espey ... electrician
Simon Finney ... focus puller
Sam Levy ... assistant camera
Zac Nicholson ... clapper loader
Gary Nolan ... lighting technician
Nigel Permane ... assistant camera: model unit
Chris Plevin ... director of photography: second unit
Larry S. Prinz ... gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Laurie Shane ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Kate Bryden ... casting assistant
Ali Farrell ... casting associate: USA
Jessica Gee-George ... adr voice casting
Laura Rosenthal ... casting: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzanne Barnes ... assistant costume buyer
Lee Clayton ... costume cutter / tailor
Joe Kowalewski ... wardrobe assistant
Debbie Scott ... assistant costume designer
Sunita Singh ... costume assistant
Clare Spragge ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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David Pinnington ... location manager

Music Department

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Jim Dunbar ... music maven
Todd Kasow ... music editor
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Deborah Mannis-Gardner ... music coordinator (as Debra Mannis-Gardner)
Tristin Norwell ... music recordist
Randall Poster ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Lea Anderson ... choreographer
René Brar ... production assistant
John Eccleston ... assistant accountant
Daniel Falcone ... research intern
Angela Frye ... voice looping
Ryan Green ... production assistant
Neil Hobbs ... research intern
Tamiz J. Kanji ... production assistant
Rachel Kittner ... assistant film conformist
Eric Kops ... publicist
Sheryl Leonardo ... production accountant
Wendy Lilly ... production coordinator
Marlene McCarty ... title designer
June McDonald ... script supervisor
Gina Meyers ... production staff
John Nixon ... dog handler
Tristan Parker ... stand-in
Tracy Rowe ... assistant production executive: Zenith
Jonathan Scott ... stand-in
Brad Simpson ... assistant production executive: Killer Films (as Bradford Simpson)
David Torn ... solo guitar & textures
Jane Trower ... first assistant accountant
Romany Turner ... assistant to director and producer
Wash Westmoreland ... stand-in
Karrie Melendrez ... story analyst (uncredited)
Derek Yip ... production assistant: development (uncredited)

Thanks

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Brian A. Kates ... special thanks
Jack Lechner ... special thanks
Oren Moverman ... special thanks
Lauren Zalaznick ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challenges the seriousness within the flower power generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade, a young rock star, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality. In the end Slade destroys himself. Unable to escape the character role of "Maxwell Demon" that he created, he plots his own murder. When fans discover the murder is not real, his star falls abruptly and he is quickly forgotten about. 1984: Arthur, a journalist working for a New York newspaper, gets assigned the tenth anniversary story about the fake murder of Brian Slade. When Arthur was young and growing up in Manchester, he was more than a fan of Slade. Reluctantly he accepts the assignment and starts to investigate what happened to his old glamrock hero. Written by Jack Fairy

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Taglines The secret to becoming a star is knowing how to behave like one See more »
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Also Known As
  • Glitter Kids (World-wide, English title)
  • Златно кадифе (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Idol (Poland)
  • Bálványrock - Velvet Goldmine (Hungary)
  • Zametne noci (Slovenia)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP156,050, 25 Oct 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Much of the dialog comes from Oscar Wilde's writings. See more »
Goofs In "New York City 1984" the cars are driving on the left-hand side of the road and there are British traffic signs. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Meet Joe Black/I'll Be Home for Christmas/Dancing at Lughnasa/I Still Know What You Did Last Summer/Velvet Goldmine (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Needle in the Camel's Eye See more »
Quotes Curt Wild: We set out to change the world... ended up just changing ourselves.
Arthur Stuart: What's wrong with that?
Curt Wild: Nothing, if you don't look at the world.
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