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Stardust (1974)

The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Ray Connolly
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Essex ... Jim MacLaine
Adam Faith ... Mike
Larry Hagman ... Porter Lee Austin
Ines Des Longchamps Ines Des Longchamps ... Danielle
Rosalind Ayres ... Jeanette
Marty Wilde Marty Wilde ... Colin Day
Edd Byrnes ... TV Interviewer
Keith Moon ... J.D. Clover
Dave Edmunds ... Alex
Paul Nicholas ... Johnny
Karl Howman Karl Howman ... Stevie
Richard LeParmentier ... Felix Hoffman (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Peter Duncan Peter Duncan ... Kevin
John Normington ... Harrap
James Hazeldine ... Brian
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Storyline

The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

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Taglines:

Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagpor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Goodtimes Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The band featured in the film, The Stray Cats, is not to be confused with the 1980s rockabilly group. See more »

Goofs

In the first concert scene at the Warehouse Club, set in 1964, the Stray Cats use a WEM public address system, but these were not developed until 1966. See more »

Quotes

Jim Maclaine: I remember you from New York.
TV Interviewer: It was nice of you to remember.
Jim Maclaine: I forgot to forget.
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Crazy Credits

The male dancers ( extras )in the dance hall scene, dancing to "the tits and bums" were supplied by the Army Apprentices College,Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK. In particular John HICKMAN, Peter COSSON and Neil TURNER. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #45.3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Me Good
Written by Peter Anders Kenny Laguna (as Ken Laguna) and Paul Nauman
Performed by Dave Edmunds
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Wow
14 November 2009 | by rocknrelicsSee all my reviews

I bought this DVD a couple of years ago, but have only sat down this afternoon and watched it, because the weather was so bad outside, and all I can say is wow! Sure the concert footage scenes are a little unrealistic due to the clothing of the audience,but you can easily overlook this due to the strength of the story and the performances on show here.

Whilst the stars of the film are obviously David Essex and Adam Faith, both who are believable and affecting, the whole cast ably supports them and the casting can't be faulted.

If you have an interest in pop/rock music through the decades, make sure you see this film, it's ripe for rediscovery and should be held in higher regard than it appears to be.


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