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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:

Remember when things weren't just great ... they were groovy! 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

Shaun Ryder cited the film as his inspiration for wanting to become a musician. 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

Featured in Flicks: Episode #1.2 (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

C'mon Little Dixie
Written by Gerry Goffin and Barry Goldberg
Performed by Dave Edmunds (as The Stray Cats)
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Stardust film sound
23 July 2007 | by martin-wright1See all my reviews

It's interesting that IMDb lists its sound as "4-track stereo" when in fact it was recorded in Dolby Stereo a full year before Tommy, although it was only presented once in this format, at the Film and Television Society meeting in Canada in Autumn 1974. This was due to there being no equipment yet available to present it in the new format, although if the mix was the same as the version shown on TV, then it would have blown the techies at the time away, particularly in comparison with the sound that was prevalent in Hollywood at the time. Even when shown in mono it is possible to hear the signature in the sound that exists when Dolby is utilised (in its analogue form) in a film soundtrack, it might be an idea for IMDb to correct its record (and if you want proof, look at the end credits).


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