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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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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
Joseph 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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Film debut of Jessica Gunning. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film the lesbian and gay ring a miner's club to offer support. The phone at the club rings in an American tone and not a UK tone. See more »

Quotes

Hefina: What the hell do you think you're doing?
Carl: Just talking to Kev about something.
Hefina: You can talk to Kev any day of the week. Get over there and find a gay or a lesbian right now.
Carl: Look, Hefina, I've shaken their hands, I've bought them a pint. See? I don't wanna labor the point, do I? I might, you know, give them the wrong impression.
Kevin: Right.
Hefina: [Sarcastically] Oh, Right. Because you're so bloody irresistible, is that it, Carl Evans?
Hefina: [Seriously] Listen to me, I've seen you dancing round my backyard with no ...
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Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Movies on British Icons (2017) See more »

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Traditional tune, with lyrics by Ben Jonson (uncredited)
Performed by Paul Robeson
Courtesy of Parlaphone Records LTD
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Life-enhancing
2 September 2014 | by gsygsySee all my reviews

PRIDE commemorates the hitherto unremarked but nevertheless remarkable alliance between Welsh miners and London lesbians and gay men. It is an enjoyable, well-made, sometimes uplifting, movie set in a bleak period of British history. It is a political film, in the best sense: it's about people joining together to take control of their own destinies, a theme which has a long history in UK cinema, going back at least to the fantasy of PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (1949) to the based-on-fact MADE IN DAGENHAM (2010).

It is well-scripted, beautifully directed, skillfully and enjoyably acted. I have one niggle. Not so much with this film in particular, but rather with all those setting out to please a mass-audience whilst also trying to deal with serious issues. The times in which PRIDE is set were very dark, but I don't know that a mainstream movie can make it clear for those that weren't there just how dark they were. The film goes some way to showing it, but it can't really plumb the depths because - well, mainstream movies can't and still stay in the mainstream. It's a dilemma that affects many Hollywood comedies set in the Great Depression, even those, like MY MAN GODFREY (1936) for example, that were made at the time.

Still, PRIDE manages by and large to transcend such difficulties. It is a life-enhancing piece of cinema, which could and should reach a wide audience.


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UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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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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