Slade in Flame

1975


The trials and tribulations of a rock band as it tries to make the big time.

Critic Andrew Sarris once described A Hard Day's Night as "The Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals". I might describe Slade in Flame as the Get Carter of jukebox musicals.

The band's working class background is nicely done and the assortment of low life's in the business carry an air of authenticity, the only problem really are Slade themselves who seem too frothy a band to be in such a dark movie.

All-in-all a surprisingly good film although it wll help if you have a fondness for Slade.



14th February 1975
Cinema







23rd March 2004
DVD



91 mins
1.85:1



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Slade
Flame
Don Powell
Charlie
Jim Lea
Paul
Noddy Holder
Stoker
Dave Hill
Barry
Tom Conti
Robert Seymour
Alan Lake
Jack Daniels
Johnny Shannon
Ron Harding
Kenneth Colley
Tony Devlin
Anthony Allen
Russell
Sara Clee
Angie
Nina Thomas
Julie
Michael Coles
Roy Priest
Rosko
Himself
Tommy Vance
Ricky Storm
John Dicks
Lenny
Barrie Houghton
Ron
A.J. Brown
Chairman of the Board
Susan Tebbs
Judy Seymour
Patrick Connor
Harold - Charlie's Boss
Anthony Roye
Sommers
Jimmy Gardner
Charlie's Dad
Sheila Raynor
Charlie's Mum
Reggie Bosanquet
Newsreader
Bill Dean
Club owner
Laurie Goode
Photographer
Nigel Terry
Radio Assistant (Nathan)