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London Town (2016)

R | | Drama, Music | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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In '70s London, a 14 year-old boy is introduced to the Clash by his estranged mother. It changes his life forever.

Director:

Derrick Borte

Writers:

Matt Brown (screenplay by), Sonya Gildea (based on the screenplay "Untitled Joe Strummer Project" by) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Joe Strummer
Natascha McElhone ... Sandrine
Tom Hughes ... Johnny
Dougray Scott ... Nick Baker
Daniel Huttlestone ... Shay Baker
Kerry Howard ... Penelope
Samuel Robertson ... Tommy Gun
Meredith Ostrom ... Rebecca
Nell Williams ... Vivian Daniels
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ... Skinhead
Kamryn Boyd ... Punk Rock Kid
Jeff Leach ... Ronnie
Anya McKenna-Bruce ... Alice
Nathanjohn Carter Nathanjohn Carter ... Police Officer
Michael Chapman ... Skinhead
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In '70s London, a 14 year-old boy is introduced to the Clash by his estranged mother. It changes his life forever.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual material and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лондон-Таун See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The nighttime taxi scenes were shot in Wilmington, NC. See more »

Goofs

Shay is seen playing the Clash's debut album whilst singing along to White man in Hammersmith Palais, the track was never included on the UK version of the LP. See more »

Quotes

Alice: Shay, what does shagging mean?
Shay Baker: Cooking. That's all.
Alice: Oh! Mum's a much better shagger than you.
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A film that is music for the eyes, the ears and the heart!
12 October 2016 | by katzco-545-81470See all my reviews

Every once in a while a little film, with a tiny budget and a whole lot of heart, comes along and knocks you off your feet. London Town fulfills all the aspects of that category.

I won't bother to give you a blow by blow description of the story, that's easily found elsewhere. I will tell you I was more than thoroughly entertained and, since it was a 48 hour rental via my VOD system, I took the opportunity to watch it three times because it was just that good! The film is endearing, funny and the performances are stellar, especially the youngsters. Huttlestone is already on his way as a multi-talent, but Nell Williams was a new revelation for me and she shines here.

If for no other reason, you need to see this film for the incredibly brilliant work of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe Strummer. He is simply mesmerizing and delivers a musical performance equal to that of any contemporary or historical rock star. (As a veteran of 7 Stones and 14 WHO concerts, I feel justified in that statement.) Derrick Borte managed to assemble a superb group of musicians to portray the rest of the band and the results are magical.

London Town is a special film, with something for everyone to love. Don't miss it!


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