That'll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day (1973)

  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-05-13
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 9 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Goodtimes Enterprises
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park, where he discovers a world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, Jim returns home. As the local music scene explodes, Jim must decide between a life of adult responsibility or a new phenomenon called rock & roll.

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  • David Essex

    as Jim MacLaine
  • Ringo Starr

    as Mike
  • James Booth

    as Mr MacLaine
  • Rosemary Leach

    as Mrs. MacLaine
  • Billy Fury

    as Stormy Tempest
  • Rosalind Ayres

    as Jeanette Sutcliffe
  • Robert Lindsay

    as Terry Sutcliffe
  • Keith Moon

    as J.D. Glover
  • Deborah Watling

    as Sandra
  • Brenda Bruce

    as Doreen
  • Daphne Oxenford

    as Mrs Sutcliffe
  • Kim Braden

    as Charlotte
  • Johnny Shannon

    as Jack
  • Karl Howman

    as Johnny
  • Sue Holderness

    as Shirley
  • Sacha Puttnam

    as Young Jim MacLaine
  • Beth Morris

    as Jean
Art Brian Morris Art Direction
Crew Peter Suschitzky Cinematography
Editing Stuart Baird Assistant Editor
Production David Puttnam Producer
Editing Michael Bradsell Editor
Production Roy Baird Executive Producer
Production Sanford Lieberson Producer
Directing Claude Whatham Director
Writing Ray Connolly Writer