• Film ID:
  • 2617
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=87 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THAT'LL BE THE DAY (1973)
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A surprisingly gritty slice of Rock and Roll nostalgia. David Essex is Jim Maclaine, a working-class West Country lad who, having been abandoned by his father at an early age, drops out of the exams that would lead to university and heads of to find his fortune as a rock star in a shabby seaside town. That'll Be the Day is made in the same downbeat, naturalistic way as the kitchen sink films of a decade before, but with a very upbeat rock'n'roll soundtrack. Some strange cameos (what was Ringo Starr thinking?) and a good few foot-tappin' numbers.
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