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Pride (2014)

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U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director:

Matthew Warchus

Writer:

Stephen Beresford (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Mark
Abram Rooney ... Young Guy
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Old Man
George MacKay ... Joe
Monica Dolan ... Marion
Matthew Flynn ... Tony
Andrew Scott ... Gethin
Joseph Gilgun ... Mike
Faye Marsay ... Steph
Freddie Fox ... Jeff
Lucy Timmons Lucy Timmons ... Woman with Little Girl
Jordan Metcalfe Jordan Metcalfe ... Charlie
Roger Morlidge ... Wardrobe Master
Dean Ashton Dean Ashton ... Young Man
Chris Overton ... Reggie
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Storyline

In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Based on the inspirational true story.


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Rated R for language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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UK | France

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Büszkeség és bányászélet See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Second film directed by Matthew Warchus and his first film in 15 years. See more »

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The button Mark gives Joe when they meet after watching the miners returning to work in Onllwyn says "I am (discretely) gay". This is a common error, but it should be "discreetly" meaning cautiously or with tact; "discrete" means separate or distinct. However, it could be a copy of a vintage button, in which case the error is on the part of the original designer of the button, not the filmmakers. See more »

Quotes

Bromley: They called us perverts.
Mark: Bromley, it's time for an important part of your education. Hands up, in this room, if you've ever been called a name like that.
[all the guys raise their hands]
Mark: Now, there is a long and honorable tradition in the gay community and it has stood us in good stead for a very long time. When somebody calls you a name... am I right Jonathan?
Jonathan: Dead right.
Mark: You take it and own it.
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Soft Cell
Produced by Mike Thorne
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Truly uplifting, great fun and a moving story
3 September 2014 | by garethyoung-96-37109See all my reviews

The film, so appropriately named, delivers a moving story about Pride, friendship and solidarity. When I wasn't laughing at the incredible performances from the top cast, I was crying at the emotional and moving story that runs through the film.

This so easily could have slipped into a tragic or an over politically charged story, but instead and to its benefit is so beautifully written and balanced. The clear messages come through hand-in-hand with side splitting humour all in the right places and never over done.

Simply wonderful and a credit to the British Film Industry and all the fine home-grown talent on display.

Bless you all


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