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Slade in Flame (1975)

Flame (original title)
| Drama, Music, Musical | 2004 (USA)
Light the Rock n' Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Dave Humphries (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Powell ... Charlie
Jim Lea ... Paul
Noddy Holder ... Stoker
Dave Hill ... Barry
Tom Conti ... Robert Seymour
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Jack Daniels
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Ron Harding
Kenneth Colley ... Tony Devlin
Anthony Allen Anthony Allen ... Russell
Sara Clee Sara Clee ... Angie
Nina Thomas Nina Thomas ... Julie
Michael Coles ... Roy Priest
Rosko Rosko ... Himself
Tommy Vance Tommy Vance ... Ricky Storm
John Dicks John Dicks ... Lenny
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Storyline

Light the Rock n' Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame. Set in the hardships of North England's seventies working class society and music scene. This build-up from rags to riches is a parody of realism and grit, with double-dealings and harsh unforgiving dog eat dog mentalities, and the golden rule; if you play with matches then you're going to get burnt, in the flames of the music industry. Written by Cinema_Fan

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In the cut throat world of the music business you're either a success or dead.

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Drama | Music | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slade in Flame See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Lake was sacked on the first day of filming, after getting drunk at lunchtime. He was only reinstated after his wife, actress Diana Dors undertook to keep him sober during the films shoot. See more »

Quotes

Jack Daniels: [shouts over the din of a poor drum solo audition] Not your actual Gene Krupa is he?
Barry: Who's she?
Jack Daniels: Before your time.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film black and white stills of each actor are shown with their name. See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Slade (1999) See more »

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Brilliant and Gritty
18 October 2004 | by alzero1ukSee all my reviews

What a brilliant film! This film is a must to watch, not only if you are a Slade fan, but if you like to take a sneak-peek into the seedy and gritty world of pop/rock 'n' roll. The hard cutting realism of the life of a working band rising to short fame during the 70's. The film encapsulates the lives of the band and individual band members that come from ordinary every day life, working through working mens clubs to concerts and star status. you get a shear sense of being there and what it means to work in those circles, (It's not all, 'Glitter 'n' Glam). It's a cut throat world between band and managers, eat or be eaten. There are some great songs in the film to, which everyone from that era will remember. It's not surreal, the film holds up well along with 'That'll be the day' and 'Stardust' and compliments them. Buy it you will not be disappointed. Well done Nod, Jim, Dave & Don, lets have a revival or a sequel eh! Allan.


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