Rude Boy (film)

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Rude Boy
Rude Boy film.jpeg
Directed by Jack Hazan, David Mingay
Written by David Mingay, Ray Gange, Jack Hazan
Starring Ray Gange, The Clash
Release dates 13 March 1980
Running time 133 mins
127 mins (US ver.)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Rude Boy is a 1980 British film directed by Jack Hazan and David Mingay and filmed in 1978 and early 1979.

The film, part fiction, part rockumentary, tells the story of Ray Gange, a Clash fan who leaves his job in a Soho sex shop to become a roadie for the band.[1][2][3] The film includes footage of The Clash at a Rock Against Racism concert at Victoria Park,[1] on their "On Parole" and "Sort It Out" tours,[4] and in the studio recording the album Give 'Em Enough Rope. The film was named after the rude boy subculture. The band became so disenchanted with the film, that by its release, they had Better Badges make badges stating 'I don't want Rude Boy Clash Film'.[5]

In 1980, the film won the Honorable Mention, and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[6] It was re-released on DVD the UK in 2003 by Fremantle Media with a host of special features including interviews with 'Rude Boy' Ray Gange, The Clash's road manager Johnny Green and film makers Jack Hazan and David Mingay.

Cast[edit]

The cast included (in alphabetical order):[2]

  • Dave Armstrong as Police officer
  • Barry Baker as Drum roadie
  • Elsie Barnes as Fan
  • Terry Barry as Police officer
  • Reg Bazell as Police officer
  • Lutz Becker as Sex shop customer
  • Stephen Behan as Fan
  • Graham Brown as Fan
  • Lizard Brown as Byron, a suspect.
  • Colin Bucksey as CID officer
  • The Clash as Themselves
  • Caroline Coon as Caroline, a Band representative.
  • Cathy Crawford as Fan
  • John Daly as Bouncer
  • Hicky Etienne as Suspect
  • Plaxy Exton as Fan
  • Tig Exton as Fan
  • Ian Galland as Police officer
  • Ray Gange as Ray (Rude Boy)
  • Ben Gaze as Police officer
  • Boss Goodman as Bouncer
  • John Goodridge as Police officer
  • Inch Gordon as Inch, a suspect.
  • Willy Graham as Fan
  • Johnny Green as Johnny, the Road manager.
  • Sarah Hall as Ray's girlfriend
  • Vic Hardwick as Bouncer
  • Topper Headon as Drummer
  • Jerry Healey as Fan
  • Dave Johnson as Police officer
  • Mick Jones as Lead guitarist
  • Kenny Joseph as Solicitor's clerk
  • Tony Martin as Police officer
  • David McDonald as Fan
  • Patrick McDonnell as Police officer
  • Terry McQuade as Terry, the Ray's mate
  • Roy Menuir as Bouncer
  • Berry Myers as DJ
  • Tommy O'Reilley as Fan
  • Lee Parker as Eel, a suspect.
  • Julia Phelps as Fan
  • Clare Pollock as Fan
  • Jimmy Pursey as himself, guest musician on "White Riot".
  • Howard Rainey as Bouncer
  • Colin Richards as Sex shop customer
  • Paul Simonon as Bassist
  • Charlotte Smith as Fan
  • Tony Smith as Fan
  • Alan Stanleye as Fan
  • Joe Strummer as Rhythm guitarist
  • Ken Tillock as Fan
  • Dave Wakefield as Police officer
  • John Woods as Police officer
  • John Yates as Police officer
  • Elizabeth Young as Ray's girlfriend

Songs performed[edit]

  1. "Revolution Rock" (Jackie Edwards, Danny Ray)
    Instrumental version of album track; title song
  2. "Police and Thieves" (Junior Murvin/Lee "Scratch" Perry)
    Performed by The Clash at Barbarellas, Birmingham on 1 May 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  3. "Police and Thieves" sung by Junior Marvin (Island Records)
  4. "Career Opportunities" (from The Clash album)
  5. "Garageland"
    Performed by The Clash at Rehearsal Rehearsals; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  6. "Rudi" sung by Bob Marley (Coxsone Records)
  7. "London's Burning"
    Performed live by The Clash at Open Air Carnival, Victoria Park, London on 30 April 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  8. "White Riot"
    Performed live by The Clash at Open Air Carnival, Victoria Park, London on 30 April 1978 and featuring Jimmy Pursey from Sham 69 on vocals; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  9. "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Apollo, Glasgow on 4 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  10. "I'm So Bored with the USA"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Apollo, Glasgow on 4 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  11. "Janie Jones"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Apollo, Glasgow on 4 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  12. "White Riot"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Apollo, Glasgow on 4 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  13. "The Prisoner"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Civic Music Hall, Aberdeen on 5 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  14. "Johnny Too Bad" sung by The Slickers (Island Records)
  15. "Tommy Gun"
    Performed live by The Clash at the Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline on 6 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  16. "All the Young Punks"
    Performed by The Clash at Wessex Studios.
  17. "Stay Free"
    Performed by The Clash at Wessex Studios.
  18. "Complete Control"
    Performed by The Clash at the Music Machine, Camden, London on 27 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  19. "Safe European Home"
    Performed by The Clash at the Music Machine, Camden, London on 27 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  20. "What's My Name"
    Performed by The Clash at the Music Machine, Camden, London on 27 July 1978; audio tracks re-recorded at Wessex Studios.
  21. "No Reason" (piano song)
    Performed solo by Joe Strummer at Rehearsal Studio.
  22. "Let the Good Times Roll" (piano song)
    Performed solo by Joe Strummer at Rehearsal Studio.
  23. "I Fought the Law" (Sonny Curtis)
    Performed live by The Clash at The Lyceum, West End, London on 28 December.
  24. "Rudie Can't Fail" (from London Calling album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Letts Don; Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, Terry Chimes, Rick Elgood, The Clash (2001). The Clash, Westway to the World (Documentary). New York, NY: Sony Music Entertainment; Dorismo; Uptown Films. Event occurs at 47:42. ISBN 0-7389-0082-6. OCLC 49798077. 
  2. ^ a b Hazan, Jack; David Mingay, Ray Gange, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Nicky Headon, Buzzy Enterprises, Epic Music Video (2006-08-01). Rude Boy (DVD). New York, NY: Epic Music Video. ISBN 0-7389-0587-9. OCLC 70850190. Digitally restored and remastered sound. 
  3. ^ Green, Johnny; Garry Barker (2003) [1997]. A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day with The Clash (3rd edition ed.). London: Orion. pp. 63–68. ISBN 0-7528-5843-2. OCLC 52990890. 
  4. ^ "The Clash". Induction. Rockhall.com. 2003-03-10. Retrieved 2007-11-19. The film Rude Boy, a 1980 film about the Clash and their punk-rock milieu, contained concert sequences that demonstrate why they were considered one of rock’s greatest live acts. 
  5. ^ "Clash Pins". Retrieved 2007-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Berlinale 1980: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

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