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  • Absolute Beginners (1986)
  • PG-13
    108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Absolute Beginners (1986)
PG-13
108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In London in 1958, a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.
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Director
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
Producers
Chris Brown (produced by) | Stephen Woolley (produced by)
Composer
Cinematographer
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Release date
Apr 18, 1986 (United States)

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Cast

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130 cast members
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Patsy Kensit
Suzette Suzette   See fewer
David Bowie
Vendice Partners Vendice Partners   See fewer
James Fox
Henley of Mayfair Henley of Mayfair   See fewer
Ray Davies
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
Eve Ferret
Big Jill Big Jill   See fewer
Tony Hippolyte
Mr Cool Mr Cool   See fewer
Joseph McKenna
Fabulous Hoplite (as Joe McKenna) Fabulous Hoplite (as Joe McKenna)   See fewer
Steven Berkoff
The Fanatic The Fanatic   See fewer
Sade
Athene Duncannon Athene Duncannon   See fewer
Edward Tudor-Pole
Ed the Ted (as Tenpole Tudor) Ed the Ted (as Tenpole Tudor)   See fewer
Bruce Payne
Flikker Flikker   See fewer
Alan Freeman
Call-Me-Cobber Call-Me-Cobber   See fewer
Anita Morris
Dido Lament Dido Lament   See fewer
Paul Rhys
Dean Swift Dean Swift   See fewer
Julian Firth
The Misery Kid The Misery Kid   See fewer
Chris Pitt
Baby Boom Baby Boom   See fewer
Lionel Blair
Harry Charms Harry Charms   See fewer
Gary Beadle
Johnny Wonder Johnny Wonder   See fewer
Jess Conrad
Cappuccino Man Cappuccino Man   See fewer
Smiley Culture
D.J. Entertainer D.J. Entertainer   See fewer
Ronald Fraser
Amberley Drove Amberley Drove   See fewer
Slim Gaillard
Party Singer Party Singer   See fewer
Irene Handl
Mrs Larkin Mrs Larkin   See fewer
Johnny Shannon
Saltzman Saltzman   See fewer
Sylvia Syms
Cynthia Eve Cynthia Eve   See fewer
Ekow Abban
Santa Lucia Club Owner Santa Lucia Club Owner   See fewer
Robert Austin
Slim Brother Slim Brother   See fewer
Gerry Alexander
Ton-Up Vicar Ton-Up Vicar   See fewer
Jim Dunk
Slim Brother Slim Brother   See fewer
Johnny Edge
Trader Horn Trader Horn   See fewer
Carmen Ejogo
Carmen Carmen   See fewer
Paul Fairminer
Eddie Sex Eddie Sex   See fewer
Hugo First
Maltese Lodger Maltese Lodger   See fewer
Pat Hartley
Ms Cool Snr Ms Cool Snr   See fewer
Astley Harvey
Mr Cool Snr Mr Cool Snr   See fewer
Colin Jeavons
Pamphleteer Pamphleteer   See fewer
Alfred Maron
Bert the Tailor Bert the Tailor   See fewer
G.B. Zoot Money
Chez Nobody Barman Chez Nobody Barman   See fewer
Sandie Shaw
Baby Boom's Mum Baby Boom's Mum   See fewer
Bruno Tonioli
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Ayo Antaeus
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
John Aron
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Hoyle Baker
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Chris Baldock
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Andrée Bernard
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Warren Bird
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Mo Bright
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Roland Brine
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Kelvin Carter
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Imogen Claire
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Clive Clarke
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Kirsty Davide
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Vince Debono
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Dennis Elcock
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Sylvia Ellis
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Wayne Fowkes
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David Foreman
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Lucille Gaye
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John Gordon
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Lorna Gray
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John Greaves
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Robert Grose
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Michael Ho
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Isobel Hurll
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Johnny Hutch
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Kim St. James
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Peter Jessup
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Clive Johnson
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Chua Kaa-Joo
Dancer (as Chua-Kaa-Joo) Dancer (as Chua-Kaa-Joo)   See fewer
Val Joeph
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Trevor Kelly
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
Tony Kemp
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Chrissie Kendall
Dancer (as Chrissie Kendal) Dancer (as Chrissie Kendal)   See fewer
Viv Law
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Paul Leonard
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Kenny Linden
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Tom Lock
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Jerry Manley
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Peyton Martin
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Robin Martyne
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Jack Migdalek
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Bob Newent
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Les Saxon
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Gary Sellars
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Alan Spencer
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Paul Telford
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Carl Trevors
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Oke Wambu
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John Willet
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Barrie Young
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Alan Austen
Teddy Boy (uncredited) Teddy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Roy Beck
Partygoer (uncredited) Partygoer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Gange
Teddy Boy (uncredited) Teddy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Lynne Hazelden
Teddy Girl (uncredited) Teddy Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Barrie Holland
Fashion Editor (uncredited) Fashion Editor (uncredited)   See fewer
Deborah Leng
Unknown (uncredited) Unknown (uncredited)   See fewer
Derek Lyons
Teddy Boy (uncredited) Teddy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Ross-Murray
Teddy Boy (uncredited) Teddy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Tina Simmons
Rock and Roll Dancer (uncredited) Rock and Roll Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Sykes
Arcade Intendant (uncredited) Arcade Intendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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