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Absolute Beginners (UK, 1986)

Directed by Julien Temple. Cast: Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Ray Davies, Steven Berkoff, Sade Adu, Eve Ferret, Anita Morris. A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Film portrays lower class youths emerging from post-war privations and struggling to achieve mobility in the face of withering class, racial and economic barriers. 108 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database