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Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13
108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.
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Writers
Colin MacInnes (based on the novel by) | Michael Hamlyn (developed for the screen by) | Richard Burridge (screenplay by) | Christopher Wicking (screenplay by) & 2 more
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Opening Wknd
$ 83,743
Gross (USA)
$ 930,211
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Release date
Apr 18, 1986 (United States)

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5.6 / 10 | 2,780 votes