Buddy's Song (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Claude Whatham|
|Produced by||Roger Daltrey
|Written by||Nigel Hinton|
|Distributed by||Vidmark Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Home Video
|Release date(s)||March 1, 1991 (UK)|
|Running time||102 minutes|
The film is a dramatic comedy featuring a 17 year old boy, Buddy Clark (Chesney Hawkes), who is determined to make it as a pop star, aided by his father Terry (Roger Daltrey). He struggles with young love, estranged parents and the problems associated with making it in the music business.
The film was accompanied by a soundtrack album which featured Hawkes' hit "The One and Only". It was filmed in London and other sites around England, including: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire; Bracknell, Berkshire; Didcot, Oxfordshire and Slough, Berkshire.
The film was a sequel to the 1986 BBC television series Buddy, which starred Daltrey in the same role (it featured Wayne Goddard as Buddy, however). Daltrey, Bill Curbishley and Roy Baird acted as producers for the film and Daltrey also served as musical director. The film was released with a 12 certificate in cinemas and was re-rated PG with cuts made, to tone down the nudity, on VHS as the 12 certificate was not available on home video in the UK at the time.
The film was released on VHS in 1991 with the music video of The One and Only performed by Chesney Hawkes and an exclusive interview with Hawkes as special features. The film has never been released on DVD.
|Chesney Hawkes||Buddy Clark|
|Roger Daltrey||Terry Clark|
|Sharon Duce||Carol Clark|
|Michael Elphick||Des King|
|Douglas Hodge||Bobby Rosen|