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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.


Derrick Borte


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Joe Strummer
Daniel Huttlestone ... Shay Baker
Dougray Scott ... Nick Baker
Natascha McElhone ... Sandrine
Tom Hughes ... Johnny
Nell Williams ... Vivian Daniels
Anya McKenna-Bruce ... Alice Baker
Kerry Howard ... Penelope
Yasmine Akram ... Nurse
Jack Morris ... White Boy
Samuel Robertson ... Tommy Gun
Jeff Leach ... Ronnie
Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Al
Samuel Fava Samuel Fava ... Jack
Alex Marx ... Doctor


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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Drama | Music

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

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Filming at Bank Underground Station exit on Lombard Street London 12th July 2015. See more »


Dougray Scott (the father) tells Shay that he has two FA Cup tickets for the match between Chelsea and Leyton Orient. Later on he tells Shay to look inside an envelope which he has left on the counter of his piano shop. Inside are two FA Cup tickets for a match between Arsenal and Leyton Orient. Bizarrely, on the top of the ticket is printed the word "Chelsea". See more »


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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Bit predictable
9 October 2016 | by happycarrot68See all my reviews

Coming of age tale about a young boy who discovers the Clash via his estranged mother and a girl on a train.

From the opening minutes you can perceive a nice tale which frankly is pretty unbelievable from some wooden acting, a poor portrayal of Joe Strummer and a teen romance than frankly is a bit wishy washy.

The whole punk scene is frankly pretty badly portrayed, the Anti Nazi League concert is mixed with some footage from the Clash's own rude boy film, factually incorrect as far as timelines are concerned for the die hard Clash fan but frankly all a bit dull and predictable.

Is one one for the DVD bargain bin in months to come, shame as The Clash still stand up as one of Britain's best bands shoulder to shoulder with The Whos of this world and expected a little more in the Quadrophenia or Sid and Nancy mould, this more a twee film that a 14 year old would find sweet more than a tale of 1978 and punk rock.

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