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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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Although Mark's political affiliation was not mentioned in the film possibly to avoid alienating viewers, a communist flag can be seen hanging from his apartment wall in the opening sequence. In the movie, he can be seen wearing red star pins on his jacket lapels, and he also gets "commie" shouted at him when going on a stage at a gay bar. See more »

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When the first phone call is made to the Welfare Hall, we hear a single US-style repeated ring instead of what would have been heard at the time: the UK double-ring followed by a pause. See more »

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Hefina: [laughing while holding a dildo in one hand and a gay magazine in the other] Jesus God that takes me back!
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Featured in Projector: Pride (2014) See more »

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Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Soft Cell
Produced by Mike Thorne
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An absolute must-see
3 September 2014 | by See 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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