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Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Gurinder Chadha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viveik Kalra ... Javed
Kulvinder Ghir ... Malik
Meera Ganatra ... Noor
Aaron Phagura ... Roops
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Matt
Nikita Mehta ... Shazia
Nell Williams ... Eliza
Tara Divina ... Yasmeen
Rob Brydon ... Matt's Dad
Frankie Fox ... Colin Hand
Hayley Atwell ... Ms Clay
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Abbasi ... 1980's Local Resident
Asheq Akhtar ... Butcher
Vincent Andriano ... Billy
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Taglines:

For Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You're Not Alone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs. | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinded by the Light See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333,305, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$4,751,551
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in many locations in and around Luton in the Home Counties UK See more »

Goofs

The amount of chips on Javeds plate change from there being a mountain of them to just a regular portion this in the time it takes him from getting the food to when he picks his seat. See more »

Quotes

Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
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Connections

Featured in Granada Reports: 8 August 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Run
Written by Bruce Springsteen
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The warmth emanates throughout this great film.
9 July 2019 | by brian_spikeSee all my reviews

We went to the 11th secret unlimited Cineworld screening and had the pleasure to see this frankly amazing film. Had no idea about it before hand but found it to be a thoroughly entertaining and heartwarming film. The cinematography was fantastic, really sucking you into the story the film is telling, added to that the acting was superb, you could really feel the characters come to life making you feel each triumph and setback and get a true sense of the emotions each scene and character portrays. I would highly recommend you see this film, it really is fantastic.


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