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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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... Mark
... Young Guy
Jim McManus ... Old Man
... Joe
... Marion
... Tony
... Gethin
... Mike
... Steph
... Jeff
Lucy Timmons ... Woman with Little Girl
Jordan Metcalfe ... Charlie
... Wardrobe Master
Dean Ashton ... Young Man
... Reggie
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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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Also Known As:

Büszkeség és bányászélet  »

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At the time of the film's release, the final remaining coal mines in the UK were closing. It is no longer acceptable to burn coal due to the 2008 Climate Change Act. The UK's last deep coal mine at Kellingley in Yorkshire closed in December 2015. See more »

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On Joe's birthday, in July 1984, a record of 'What Difference Does It Make?' by The Smiths can be heard. Whilst the original song was released in 1983, the version playing in the film was one recorded for the BBC, which was not actually released until November 1984. See more »

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[while Dancing in the Lodge in Dulais]
Jonathan: God! I miss disco!
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Two Tribes
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, and Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Published by Perfect Songs LTD
Courtesy of Union Square Music
Under Exclusive Licence From ZTT REcords LTD
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Magnificent!
7 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

A wonderful movie that made me think and laugh. It also made me cry and I am a heterosexual 50-something male who never shows public emotion! Bill Nighy; Imelda Staunton; and Paddy Considine are fantastic. But the message of solidarity and fighting against adversity for change are the stars of the show.

Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of LGBT activists who raised money to help families affected by the UK miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to a small mining village in Wales — resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.


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