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Absolute Beginners (1986)

Absolute Beginners
5.9 Rating
(23 ratings)
5.5 IMDB rating

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Patsy Kensit

Patsy Kensit

Suzette
Eddie O

Eddie O'Connell

Colin, Photographer / Narrator
David Bowie

David Bowie

Vendice Partners
James Fox

James Fox

Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen
Ray Davies

Ray Davies

Arthur, Colin's Dad
Mandy Rice-Davies

Mandy Rice-Davies

Flora
Eve Ferret

Eve Ferret

Big Jill
Tony Hippolyte

Tony Hippolyte

Mr. Cool


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Richard Burridge

Richard Burridge

Michael Hamlyn

Michael Hamlyn

developer


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Release date: 18 April 1986
UPC: 027616884565
Drama (1), Fantasy (1), Romance (1), Musical (1), 1986 (1)
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"The whole film is an example of the strange influence of pop promo mentality on cinema. All that noise, all that energy, so little governing thought. - Geoff Andrew, Time Out And though it aims for more coherence than it delivers, it has endless flair with no self-importance. - Caryn James, New York Times"


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Interesting film facts (389 movies items)

"The production, in common with the rest of the British film industry at the time, had severe financial problems. Shooting stopped for several weeks due to lack of funds. Paul Weller was originally offered the role of Dean Swift but turned it down."


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"Box Office Gross $930,211"


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"Home - New I like the concept and style of this, but it is incredibly overplayed and as such it loses a lot of it's effectiveness. There's still a lot to like in the film, that opening shot is fantastic, but it's exhausting rather than enthralling. "


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