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Director  Harley Cokeliss
Country  United Kingdom
7/10 IMDb

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Language  English
That Summer! movie poster

Release date  3 August 1979 (1979-08-03) (United Kingdom)
Writer  Tony Attard, Jane Preger

That Summer! is a 1979 British drama film directed by Harley Cokeliss, starring Ray Winstone, Tony London, Emily Moore and Julie Shipley. This was Ray Winstone's theatrical film debut, playing the character Steve Brodie.

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Plot

It is the story of a 21-year-old named Steve Brodie (Ray Winstone) who goes to the Devon seaside resort of Torquay after leaving borstal where he is seen easily winning in a swimming race. He befriends the son of a butcher from London named Jimmy (Tony London) and they start dating two girls from Northern England. Steve works in a pub, Jimmy hires skiffs on the beach and the girls are employed as chambermaids at a hotel. Three loutish Scottish youths have some confrontations with Steve and then frame him for a robbery at a chemist shop. This leads to his arrest just before the start of a 'round the bay' swimming race in which he is due to compete against one of them.

The soundtrack was produced as an LP with several punk bands. The album was available on unique yellow vinyl.

Cast

  • Ray Winstone – Steve Brodie
  • Tony London – Jimmy
  • Emily Moore – Carole
  • Julie Shipley – Angie
  • Andrew Byatt - Georgie
  • John Morrison – Tam
  • Ewan Stewart – Stu
  • John Junkin – Mr Swales
  • John Judd – Swimming coach
  • David Daker – Pub landlord
  • Jo Rowbottom – Pub landlady
  • Stephanie Cole - Mrs Mainwaring
  • Nicholas Donnelly – Detective
  • Nick Stringer – Policeman
  • Michael Crolla – Barman in Disco
  • Colin Higgins – Probation officer
  • Ben Howard – Borstal officer
  • Michael J. Jackson – Hotel clerk
  • David Lloyd Meredith – Beach skiff man
  • David Pratt - Coach Driver
  • Award

    Winstone received a BAFTA award as Best Newcomer for his performance in the film and he met his wife-to-be Elaine when shooting it in Torquay.

    Music

    Songs by new wave groups including Elvis Costello and The Attractions and the Ramones can be heard in the background during beach and pub scenes and a soundtrack was released on Arista Records.

    References

    That Summer! Wikipedia
    That Summer! IMDb That Summer! themoviedb.org