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Absolute Beginners(1986)

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Director

Julien Temple Director
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Cast

Eddie O'Connell Colin Young
Patsy Kensit-Healy Crepe Suzette
David Bowie Vendice Partners
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James Fox Henley Od
Ray Davies Arthur
Eve Ferret Big Jill
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Anita Morris Dido Lament
Lionel Blair Harry Charms
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Sade Athene Duncannon
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Bruce Payne Flikker
Tenpole Tudor Ed The Ted
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Alan Freeman Call Me Cobber
Chris Pitt Baby Boom
Paul Rhys Dean Swift
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Julian Firth The Misery Kid
Joe Mckenna The Fabulous Hoplite
Ronald Fraser Amberley Drove
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Irene Handl Mrs Larkin
Sylvia Syms Cynthia Eve
Eric Sykes Salt Beef Man
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Gary Beadle Johnny Wonder
Jess Conrad Cappuccino Man
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Smiley Culture D J Entertainer
Slim Gaillard Party Singer
Ekow Abban Santa Lucia Club Owner
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Robert Austin Slim Brother
Gerry Alexander Ton-Up Vicar
Jim Dunk Slim Brother
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Johnny Edge Trader Horn
Paul Fairminer Eddie Sex
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Hugo First Maltese Lodger
Pat Hartley Mrs Cool Snr
Astley Harvey Mr Cool Snr
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Colin Jeavons Pamphleteer
Alfred Maron Bert The Tailor
Zoot Money Chez Nobody Barman
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Sandie Shaw Baby Boom'S Mum
Bruno Tonioli Maltese Lodger
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Ayo Antaeus Dancer
John Aron Dancer
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Hoyle Baker Dancer
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Warren Bird Dancer
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Mo Bright Dancer
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John Gordon Dancer
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Lorna Gray Dancer
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Michael Ho Dancer
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Tony Kemp Dancer
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Viv Law Dancer
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Tom Lock Dancer
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Bob Newent Dancer
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Les Saxon Dancer
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Oke Wambu Dancer
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John Willet Dancer
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Cinematography

Oliver Stapleton Director Of Photography
Mike Proudfoot Camera Operator
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Writer

Richard Burridge Screenwriter
Christopher Wicking Screenwriter
Don Macpherson Screenwriter
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Michael Hamlyn Screenplay Development
Terry Johnson Additional Dialogue
Mary Holdsworth Script Supervisor
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Producer

Chris Brown Producer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
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Al Clark Executive Producer
Robert Devereux Executive Producer
David Wimbury Associate Producer
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Editing

Clive Barrett Assistant Editor
Paul Conway Assistant Editor
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Helen Eley Assistant Editor
Leonard Green Assistant Editor
Stuart Dejong Assistant Editor
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Mark Latimer Assistant Editor
Amy Stears Assistant Editor
Mary Dockwrey 2nd Assistant Editor
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Ian Moore 2nd Assistant Editor
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Music

Gil Evans Music; Music Director
Angela Morley Music Extracts ("Hancock'S Half Hour (A Sunday Afternoon At Home)")
Richard Wagner Music ("Wedding March" From Opera "Lohengrin")
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Clive Langer Music Mixer; Music Recording
Alan Winstanley Music Mixer
Colin Purbrook Music Associate
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Ray Williams Executive Music Supervisor
Gil Evans Music Conductor
David Bowie Song ("That'S Motivation" "Absolute Beginners")
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Domenico Modugno Song ("Volare")
Franco Migliacci Song ("Volare")
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Gil Evans Song ("The Naked And The Dead" "Va Va Voom")
Paul Weller Song (""Have You Ever Had It Blue")
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Godson (Godson) Song ("Having It All")
Beauchamp (Beauchamp) Song ("Having It All")
Sade Song (Credited As Sade Adu) "Killer Blow)
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Booth Songs ("Killer Blow" "Rodrigo")
L Stabbins Songs ("Killer Blow" "Rodrigo")
Roberts (Roberts) Song ("Rodrigo")
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Julien Temple Songs ("Ted Ain'T Ded" "Selling Out" "Napoli")
Jerry Dammers Song ("Riot City")
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Nick Lowe Song ("Little Cat (You'Ve Never Had It So Good)")
Clive Langer Song; Song Arranger ("Rock A Bye Baby")
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Steve Allen Song Arranger ("Rock A Bye Baby")
Eric Coates Song ("Sleepy Lagoon")
J Bruton Song ("Teddy Bears' Picnic")
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J Kennedy Song ("Teddy Bears' Picnic")
Tot Taylor Song ("Selling Out")
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William Harris Song ("Rocking At The 21'S")
Preston Epps Song ("Bongo Rock")
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Arthur Egnoian Song ("Bongo Rock")
R Palmer Song ("Hey Little School Girl")
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Edward Barber Song ("Scorpio")
Miles Davis Song ("So What")
Charles Mingus Songs ("Boogie Stop Shuffle (The Rough And The Smooth)" "Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot And The Cool)")
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Macmanus (Macmanus) Song ("Switching It Off")
Jack Hammer Song ("Great Balls Of Fire")
Blackwell (Blackwell) Song ("Great Balls Of Fire")
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W Donaldson Song ("My Mammy")
S Lewis Song ("My Mammy")
J Young Song ("My Mammy")
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David Bowie Song Performer ("Volare" "Absolute Beginners" "That'S Motivation")
Ray Davies Song Performer ("Quiet Life")
The Style Council (The Style Council) Song Performer ("Have You Ever Had It Blue")
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Patsy Kensit-Healy Song Performer ("Having It All")
Eighth Wonder (Eighth Wonder) Song Performer ("Having It All")
Sade Song Performer ("Killer Blow")
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Edward Tudor-Pole Song Performer ("Ted Ain'T Ded")
Working Week (Working Week) Song Performer ("Rodrigo")
Jerry Dammers Song Performer ("Riot City")
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Ekow Abban Song Performer ("Santa Lucia")
Clive Langer Song Performer ("Napoli")
Laurel Aiken Song Performer ("Landlords And Tenants")
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Slim Gaillard Song Performer ("Selling Out")
Wee Willie Harris Song Performer ("Rocking At The 21'S")
The Jet Streams (The Jet Streams) Song Performer ("Bongo Rock")
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Jonas Hurst Song Performer ("Little Girl (You'Ve Never Had It So Good)")
Tom Morley Song Performer ("Napoli")
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Gary Barnicle Song Performer ("Napoli")
The Paragons (The Paragons) Song Performer ("Hey Little School Girl")
Beatrice Reading Song Performer ("Rock Baby Rock")
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The Scorpions (The Scorpions) Song Performer ("Scorpio")
Smiley Culture Song Performer ("So What")
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Don Macpherson Music Coordinator
Cynthia Lole Music Coordinator
Daniel Secunda Music Coordinator
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Clive Langer Music Producer
Alan Winstanley Music Producer
Gil Evans Music Arranger
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Luis Jardim Music Arranger ("Here Comes The Bride")
Michael Clifford Music Editor
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Title Design

Tracy Drew Title Design
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Assistant Direction

Ray Corbett Assistant Director
Kieron Phipps 2nd Assistant Director
Tony Aherne 3rd Assistant Director
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Dance

David Toguri Choreography
Jonathan Thornton Choreography Assistant
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Art Director

Ken Wheatley Art Direction
Stuart Rose Art Direction
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Make-Up

Peter Frampton Chief Makeup
Lynda Armstrong Makeup Assistant
Daniel Parker Makeup Assistant
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Sue Love Hairdresser Assistant
Chris Taylo Hairdresser Assistant
Elaine Bowerbank Chief Hairdresser
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Costume-Wardrobe

Sue Blane Costume Designer
David Perry Costume Designer
Roger Burton Costume Consultant
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Joyce Stoneman Wardrobe Supervisor
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Art Department

Joanne Woollard Set Dresser
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Production Designer

John Beard Production Designer
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Sound

Alan Winstanley Sound Recording Mixer
David John Sound Recording
Gerry Humphreys Sound Rerecording Mixer
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Paul Cridlin Sound Maintenance
Eddy Joseph Sound Editor
David Grimsdale Sound Editor
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Derek Holding Sound Editor
Howard Lanning Sound Editor
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Casting

Susie Figgis Casting
Mary Selway Casting
Leo Davis Casting
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Publicity

Jennifer Collen Smith Unit Publicist
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Production Companies

Virgin Vision Production Company
Goldcrest Films International Production Company
Palace Pictures Production Company
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Peter Govey Film Opticals Production Company
Production Company
Camera Effects Production Company
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Twickenham Film Studios Production Company
Orion Pictures Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Palace Pictures Foreign Theatrical Distributor
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Film Production - Main

Kathy Sykes Production Coordinator
Valerie Craig Production Coordinator
Peter Kohn Production Manager
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Matthew Lannay Boom Operator
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Roger Mayne Original Period Photography
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Film Production - Unit

Matthew Binns Location Unit Manager
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Film Production - Construction/Set

Geoff Kingsley Construction Manager
Jane Cotton Dance Stage Manager
Peter Walpole Prop Buyer
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Arthur Wicks Property Master
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Film Production - Lighting/Electrical

Misc. Crew

Barbara Rutter Costume Designer Assistant
Sue Thornton Dance Stage Manager Assistant
Tim Coghlan Assistant (To Producers)
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Jenny Pollitt Assistant (To Producers)
Amanda Pirie Assistant (To Julien Temple)
Bob Devine Construction Manager Assistant
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Adrian Start Supervisor
Ken Powell Supervisor
Ray Jones Supervisor
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Derek Whorlow Supervisor
Peter Bryant Supervisor
Dick Dicker Supervisor
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Colin Macinnes Source Material (From Novel)
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David Morgan Various
Stuart Game Various
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