Absolute Beginners (1986)

Absolute Beginners
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Musical
Keywords 1950s, rock 'n' roll
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eddie O'Connell Actor Colin Young 1 1000001
Patsy Kensit-Healy Actor Crepe Suzette 1 1000002
David Bowie Actor Vendice Partners 1 1000003
James Fox Actor Henley Od 1 1000004
Ray Davies Actor Arthur 1 1000005
Eve Ferret Actor Big Jill 1 1000006
Anita Morris Actor Dido Lament 1 1000007
Lionel Blair Actor Harry Charms 1 1000008
Steven Berkoff Actor Fanatic 1 1000009
Graham Fletcher-Cook Actor Wizard 1 1000011
Mandy Rice-Davies Actor Mum 1 1000012
Bruce Payne Actor Flikker 1 1000013
Tenpole Tudor Actor Ed the Ted 1 1000014
Tony Hippolyte Actor Mr Cool 1 1000015
Alan Freeman Actor Call Me Cobber 1 1000016
Chris Pitt Actor Baby Boom 1 1000017
Paul Rhys Actor Dean Swift 1 1000018
Julian Firth Actor The Misery Kid 1 1000019
Joe McKenna Actor The Fabulous Hoplite 1 1000020
Ronald Fraser Actor Amberley Drove 1 1000021
Irene Handl Actor Mrs Larkin 1 1000022
Sylvia Syms Actor Cynthia Eve 1 1000023
Eric Sykes Actor Salt Beef Man 1 1000024
Peter-Hugo Daly Actor Vern 1 1000025
Johnny Shannon Actor Saltzman 1 1000026
Amanda Powell Actor Dorita 1 1000027
Robbie Coltrane Actor Mario 1 1000028
Gary Beadle Actor Johnny Wonder 1 1000029
Jess Conrad Actor Cappuccino Man 1 1000030
Smiley Culture Actor D J Entertainer 1 1000031
Slim Gaillard Actor Party Singer 1 1000032
Ekow Abban Actor Santa Lucia Club Owner 1 1000033
Robert Austin Actor Slim Brother 1 1000034
Gerry Alexander Actor Ton-Up Vicar 1 1000035
Jim Dunk Actor Slim Brother 1 1000036
Johnny Edge Actor Trader Horn 1 1000037
Carmen Ejogo Actor Carmen 1 1000038
Paul Fairminer Actor Eddie Sex 1 1000039
Hugo First Actor Maltese Lodger 1 1000040
Pat Hartley Actor Mrs Cool Snr 1 1000041
Astley Harvey Actor Mr Cool Snr 1 1000042
Colin Jeavons Actor Pamphleteer 1 1000043
Alfred Maron Actor Bert the Tailor 1 1000044
Zoot Money Actor Chez Nobody Barman 1 1000045
Sandie Shaw Actor Baby Boom's Mum 1 1000046
Bruno Tonioli Actor Maltese Lodger 1 1000047
Roland Alexander Actor Dancer 1 1000048
Shaun Alexander Actor Dancer 1 1000049
Ayo Antaeus Actor Dancer 1 1000050
John Aron Actor Dancer 1 1000051
Hoyle Baker Actor Dancer 1 1000052
Chris Baldock Actor Dancer 1 1000053
Andree Bernard Actor Dancer 1 1000054
Warren Bird Actor Dancer 1 1000055
Richard Bodkin Actor Dancer 1 1000056
Timothy Brennan Actor Dancer 1 1000057
Mo Bright Actor Dancer 1 1000058
Roland Brine Actor Dancer 1 1000059
Kevin Carter Actor Dancer 1 1000060
Imogen Clare Actor Dancer 1 1000061
Clive Clarke Actor Dancer 1 1000062
Kirsty Davide Actor Dancer 1 1000063
Vince Debono Actor Dancer 1 1000064
Dennis Elcock Actor Dancer 1 1000065
Sylvia Ellis Actor Dancer 1 1000066
King Fontaine Actor Dancer 1 1000067
Wayne Fowkes Actor Dancer 1 1000068
Dave Foreman Actor Dancer 1 1000069
Lucille Gaye Actor Dancer 1 1000070
Elliot Gilbert Actor Dancer 1 1000071
John Gordon Actor Dancer 1 1000072
Lorna Gray Actor Dancer 1 1000073
John Greaves Actor Dancer 1 1000074
Robert Grimsey Actor Dancer 1 1000075
Robert Grose Actor Dancer 1 1000076
Michael Ho Actor Dancer 1 1000077
Isobel Hurll Actor Dancer 1 1000078
Johnny Hutch Actor Dancer 1 1000079
Kim St James Actor Dancer 1 1000080
Peter Jessup Actor Dancer 1 1000081
Clive Johnson Actor Dancer 1 1000082
Val Joseph Actor Dancer 1 1000084
Trevor Kelly Actor Dancer 1 1000085
Tony Kemp Actor Dancer 1 1000086
Chrissie Kendal Actor Dancer 1 1000087
Olivia Komlosy Actor Dancer 1 1000088
Viv Law Actor Dancer 1 1000089
Madeleine Lawrence Actor Dancer 1 1000090
Paul Leonard Actor Dancer 1 1000091
Kenny Linden Actor Dancer 1 1000092
Tom Lock Actor Dancer 1 1000093
Tricia Lockhart Actor Dancer 1 1000094
Jerry Manley Actor Dancer 1 1000095
Peyton Martin Actor Dancer 1 1000096
Robin Martyne Actor Dancer 1 1000097
Jack Migdalek Actor Dancer 1 1000098
Bob Newent Actor Dancer 1 1000099
Albin Pahernik Actor Dancer 1 1000100
Neil Patterson Actor Dancer 1 1000101
William Perrie Actor Dancer 1 1000102
Shanti Ruchpaul Actor Dancer 1 1000103
Corrine Russell Actor Dancer 1 1000104
Les Saxon Actor Dancer 1 1000105
Gary Sellars Actor Dancer 1 1000106
Alan Spencer Actor Dancer 1 1000107
Chris Sullivan Actor Dancer 1 1000108
Paul Telford Actor Dancer 1 1000109
Michelle Thorne Actor Dancer 1 1000110
Christina Thornton Actor Dancer 1 1000111
Carl Trevors Actor Dancer 1 1000112
Oke Wambu Actor Dancer 1 1000113
Anthony Wellington Actor Dancer 1 1000114
Elizabeth Wendon Actor Dancer 1 1000115
John Willet Actor Dancer 1 1000116
Sabra Williams Actor Dancer 1 1000117
Barrie Wilkinson Actor Dancer 1 1000118
Glen Wilkinson Actor Dancer 1 1000119
Barrie Young Actor Dancer 1 1000120
David Young Actor Dancer 1 1000121
Julien Temple Director n/a 2 2000001
Stephen Woolley Producer n/a 3 3000001
Chris Brown Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nik Powell Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Al Clark Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Devereux Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
David Wimbury Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Richard Burridge Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Christopher Wicking Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Don MacPherson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Michael Hamlyn Screenplay screenplay development 120778 4000004
Terry Johnson Writer (dialogue) dialogue 120952 4000005
Colin MacInnes Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000006
Matthew Binns Unit Manager location unit manager 120832 5000001
Peter Kohn Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Ray Corbett Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Kieron Phipps Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Tony Aherne Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Mary Holdsworth Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Jane Cotton Stage Manager dance stage manager 120797 5000007
Kathy Sykes Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Valerie Craig Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Oliver Stapleton Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
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Roger Mayne Photography original period photography 120835 6000003
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Michael Bradsell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gerry Hambling Editor n/a 172 7000002
Richard Bedford Editor n/a 172 7000003
Russell Lloyd Editor n/a 172 7000004
Clive Barrett Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Paul Conway Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Helen Eley Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Leonard Green Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000008
Stuart DeJong Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000009
Mark Latimer Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000010
Amy Stears Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000011
Mary Dockwrey Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000012
Ian Moore Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000013
Gil Evans Music n/a 120781 8000001
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Richard Wagner Music ("Wedding March" from opera "Lohengrin") 120781 8000003
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Michael Clifford Music Editor n/a 214 8000015
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David Bowie Song ("That's Motivation" "Absolute Beginners") 120859 8000019
Domenico Modugno Song ("Volare") 120859 8000020
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Ray Davies Song n/a 120859 8000022
Gil Evans Song ("The Naked and the Dead" "Va Va Voom") 120859 8000023
Paul Weller Song (""Have You Ever Had It Blue") 120859 8000024
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Steve Allen Song song arranger("Rock a Bye Baby") 120859 8000039
Eric Coates Song ("Sleepy Lagoon") 120859 8000040
J Bruton Song ("Teddy Bears' Picnic") 120859 8000041
J Kennedy Song ("Teddy Bears' Picnic") 120859 8000042
Laurel Aiken Song n/a 120859 8000043
Tot Taylor Song ("Selling Out") 120859 8000044
Slim Gaillard Song n/a 120859 8000045
William Harris Song ("Rocking at the 21's") 120859 8000046
Preston Epps Song ("Bongo Rock") 120859 8000047
Arthur Egnoian Song ("Bongo Rock") 120859 8000048
R Palmer Song ("Hey Little School Girl") 120859 8000049
Beatrice Reading Song n/a 120859 8000050
Edward Barber Song ("Scorpio") 120859 8000051
Miles Davis Song ("So What") 120859 8000052
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Jack Hammer Song ("Great Balls of Fire") 120859 8000055
W Donaldson Song ("My Mammy") 120859 8000057
S Lewis Song ("My Mammy") 120859 8000058
J Young Song ("My Mammy") 120859 8000059
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Ray Davies Song Performer ("Quiet Life") 120788 8000061
Patsy Kensit-Healy Song Performer ("Having It All") 120788 8000063
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Ken Wheatley Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Stuart Rose Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Joanne Woollard Set Dresser n/a 197 9000004
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Dick Dicker Supervisor drape supervisor 120845 11000006
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Sue Blane Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
David Perry Costume Designer n/a 169 13000003
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Chris Taylo Hair Assistant hairdresser assistant 120989 13000005
Elaine Bowerbank Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000006
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Lynda Armstrong Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000008
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Joyce Stoneman Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000010
Matthew Lannay Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
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Gerry Humphreys Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
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Eddy Joseph Sound Editor n/a 229 14000006
David Grimsdale Sound Editor n/a 229 14000007
Derek Holding Sound Editor n/a 229 14000008
Howard Lanning Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Colin Manning Grip n/a 365 15000001
Frank Heeney Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
David Toguri Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Jonathan Thornton Choreographer choreography assistant 120803 17000002
Geoff Kingsley Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000001
Tracy Drew Titles title design 120825 23000001
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Sue Thornton Assistant dance stage manager assistant 120820 25000002
Tim Coghlan Assistant (to producers) 120820 25000003
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Amanda Pirie Assistant (to Julien Temple) 120820 25000005
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Jennifer Smith Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
An adman corrupts a photographer who loves a fashion designer in riotous 1958 Soho London.
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