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Side by Side (1975)

Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

Garry Chambers (original screenplay), Ron Inkpen (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Humphries ... Rodney
Stephanie De Sykes Stephanie De Sykes ... Julia
Billy Boyle Billy Boyle ... Gary
Dave Mount Dave Mount ... Flip
Frank Thornton ... Inspector Crumb
Jennifer Guy Jennifer Guy ... Violet
Sheila Collings Sheila Collings ... Bessie
Geoffrey Sumner ... Magistrate
Hello Hello ... Themselves
Mac Kissoon Mac Kissoon ... Self
Kathleen Kissoon Kathleen Kissoon ... Self (as Katie Kissoon)
Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band ... Themselves
Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker ... Self
Mud ... Themselves
Kenny Kenny ... Themselves
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Two clubs sitting side by side (hence the title) are trying to out do each other.

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The artist, Twogether, credited with singing the theme song "Side By Side" are rumored to be the writers of the song, Lynsey De Paul and Barry Blue. See more »

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Fancy Pants
Written by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin
Performed by Kenny
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The past is another country
14 July 2005 | by world_of_weirdSee all my reviews

"There's something about a girl's earlobes that really turns me on!" That quote, spoken by one of the lavishly-side-burned, flared-collared and doubtless Watney's-drinking lad-about-town heroes of this celluloid time capsule, seems as good a place as any to start this review. But then again, I could have kicked things off with a mention of the Biba cosmetics factory, Terry-Thomas gleefully slumming it, the Rubettes rocking out, Stephanie De Sykes in the vocal booth, Fox doing their skewered-pop schtick, Mac and Katie Kissoon doing 'Sugar Candy Kisses', the marvellous Desmond Dekker singing 'The Israelites'...there's much to enjoy here, but to be brutally honest, you have to sit through a HUGE amount of crap in order to get to the priceless memory bank joggers. If a DVD of this glittery bauble of a glam cash-in flick is ever released, snap it up and prepare for an unexpectedly potent hit of nostalgia. If the Goodies, Suzi Quatro and the Hi-Karate girl (Valerie Leon) had made cameo appearances, this would have been perfect. Well, maybe not, but if Ken Russell had directed it...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (UK) See more »

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