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Dance Craze (1981)

Documentary on Britain's 2 Tone Ska Era from the late seventies to the early eighties.

Director:

Joe Massot
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Cast

Credited cast:
The Beat The Beat ... Themselves
The Bodysnatchers The Bodysnatchers ... Themselves
The Selecter The Selecter ... Themselves
The Specials ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bad Manners Bad Manners ... Themselves
Stella Barker Stella Barker ... Self
Miranda Joyce Miranda Joyce ... Self
Penny Leyton Penny Leyton ... Self
Madness ... Themselves
Sarah-Jane Owen Sarah-Jane Owen ... Self
Jane Summers Jane Summers ... Self
Nicky Summers Nicky Summers ... Self
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Storyline

Rocksteady to both a visual and musical documentary of the big shot's of the English 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s that has the exhaustive, high-energy performances exploding onto stage. Jump, shout, twist and crawl and dance to the tunes of Ska and its anthems of its rough riders and three-minute heroes captivated in the moment of a generation of England's concrete jungles and razor blade alley's. No longer on your radio but now on stage, together, with the likes of Madness, The Specials and The Beat et al, this concert footage of an era is a must-see, rare and fascinating look into a once vibrant youth culture of working-class England and its musical dance craze. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Taglines:

The best of British Ska...Live!

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Trivia

In a later version of the soundtrack, Madness are omitted totally and extra tracks from The Specials are added under their "second name" the Special AKA. See more »

Quotes

Pauline Black - The Selecter: [to the crowd] Right, who here gets up at seven o'clock in the morning? Do you work in factories? Are you ever 3 minutes late? You'll like this one then..."Three Minute Hero".
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Connections

Referenced in This Is England (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Twist and Crawl
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Written and performed by The Beat
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Incredible concert footage
11 November 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

Essentially a concert film featuring all the major bands on 2-Tone Records ... The Specials, The Beat, The Selecter, Madness, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers. There's a tiny bit of stock footage from British news reels about teenagers and dancing, but essentially the film just switches back and forth between these bands giving each a song or two at a time. That's really a good things since most of these bands put on incredible shows.; This music is firmly in my wheel house and I really loved this film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Craze See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (UK video) | (70mm print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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