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A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

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Shimmy Marcus

Writer:

Jeff Williams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfie Allen ... Russ Mountjoy
Martin Compston ... Joe McCain
Hannah Crighton Hannah Crighton ... Purple Onion Lass
Brian McCardie ... Fish Shop Bobby
Jo Hartley ... Monica
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Brendan
Nichola Burley ... Jane Rogers
Huey Morgan Huey Morgan ... Dee Dee
Danielle Henry ... Chrissie
Craig Parkinson ... Alan
Brennan Reece Brennan Reece ... Dexie
Felicity Jones ... Mandy Hodgson
Bruce Jones ... Mike the Manager
Vortre Williams Vortre Williams ... Derek (as Trevor Williams)
Honra Shirley Honra Shirley ... Mrs. Woods
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A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

SoulBoy - Tanz die ganze Nacht See more »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Yellow Rover P6 on the drive has an AA recovery badge on the grille that was introduced in he 80s though this film is set in the 70s See more »

Goofs

When our hero runs out of fuel on his moped and throws it into the side of the road, notice the curb stones along the side of the road, these 'Beany Blocks' have regular drainage holes in them that were only introduced around 2000, certainly not even dreamed of in the 70's. See more »

Quotes

Mandy Hodgson: Art college Joe, I've been accepted - and you're not going to stop me.
Joe McCain: Why would I stop you? I think you're amazing, like that guy mattress.
Mandy Hodgson: Matisse.
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Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #13.46 (2010) See more »

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Turn to Me
Performed by Chris Towns Unit
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Mostly mediocre
1 December 2014 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

"SoulBoy" has as its background the Northern Soul scene of the 1970's. It's a dim little picture only partly redeemed by the charismatic presence of the immensely likable Martin Compston and some very decent tunes. As a 'period' picture it's totally manufactured, all the costumes and props looking like they came out of a retro charity shop. It just about passes the time but you can tell there is a much better film lurking in the background trying to get out. It's like a British attempt to resurrect something like "Saturday Night Fever" or "Footloose" and that's where it fails miserably. This is one film unlikely to see the light of day anytime in the future.


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