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

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Matthew Warchus

Writer:

Stephen Beresford (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Mark Ashton
Abram Rooney Abram Rooney ... Young Guy
Jim McManus Jim McManus ... Old Man
George MacKay ... Joe Cooper
Monica Dolan ... Marion Cooper
Matthew Flynn ... Tony Cooper
Andrew Scott ... Gethin Roberts
Joe Gilgun ... Mike Jackson
Faye Marsay ... Steph Chambers
Freddie Fox ... Jeff Cole
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 Blennerhassett
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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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Final film of Deddie Davies. See more »

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In the first aerial shot of the bus crossing the Severn Bridge, the bus is moving but the waters are perfectly still. See more »

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Journalist 2: And why should gay people like me support the miners?
Mark: Because miners dig for coal, which produces power, which allows gay people like you to dance to Bananarama till 3 o'clock in the morning.
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Solidarity Forever
Performed by Pete Seeger
From The Recording Entitled
"If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle" SFW400596
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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An absolute must-see
3 September 2014 | by TheLurkingFoxSee all my reviews

Just been to the avant-premiere in Paris: The movie is absolutely magical. Not to oversell it, but it's a must-see. It's funny but very moving, with a perfect blend of "comedy" and seriousness (because these were dark times, both for the miners and the gay community). The dialogues are really good, well though-out, and delivered convincingly by a stellar cast, who are always believable in their roles.

It's not just "good for an indie gay movie" - it's an incredibly powerful movie that ranks right up with the best of them this year (and with stars such as Bill Nighy and Imelda Satunton, and a probably fair budget, it doesn't have an "amateur" / "indie" feel at all either).

Anyway, worth the price of admission (unlike, unfortunately, so many movies these days...)


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Country:

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Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pride See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,040, 28 September 2014

Gross USA:

$1,446,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,775,629
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Pathe UK, Pathé, CBS Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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