Coast to Coast (1987 film)

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Coast to Coast
Directed by Sandy Johnson
Written by Stan Hey
Starring Lenny Henry
John Shea
Music by Motown
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Coast to Coast is a 1987 comedy thriller starring Lenny Henry, John Shea, with cameos from Peter Vaughan, Pete Postlethwaite and Cherie Lunghi. It was directed by Sandy Johnson from a script by Stan Hey. It featured a sound track of classic Motown tracks.


The film has a strong following, but contractual problems[1] and the cost of licensing the soundtrack music have prevented it from being distributed on video or DVD.

Tracks in order (They appear in the Show)

  • "Ain't That Peculiar" ~ Marvin Gaye
  • "Heaven Must Have Sent You" ~ The Elgins
  • "Money" ~ Barratt Strong
  • "It Should've Been Me" ~ Gladys Knight
  • "It's the Same Old Song" ~Four tops
  • "Just a Little Misunderstanding" ~ The Contours
  • "Going to a Go-Go" ~ The Miracles
  • "Danger Heartache Dead Ahead" ~ The Marvelettes
  • "Nowhere to Run" ~Martha & The Vandellas
  • "(I'm a) Road Runner" ~ Junior Walker & The All Stars
  • "Needle In A Haystack" ~ The Velvelettes
  • "When I'm Gone" ~ Brenda Holloway
  • "Reach Out I'll Be There" ~ The Four Tops
  • "Headline News" ~ Edwin Starr
  • "I've Passed This Way Before" ~ Jimmy Ruffin
  • "This Old Heart Of Mine" ~ Isley Brothers
  • "Knock On Wood" ~ Curtis Duchamp & the 48 TAC Wing R&B Allstars
  • "Drift Away" ~ Shea,Henry& the 48 TAC Wing R&B Allstars
  • "(I Know) I'm Losing You" ~ The Temptations
  • "Can I Get A Witness" ~ Marvin Gaye


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 

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