Stardust (1974)

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Stardust (1974) DVD Region 1 (Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Color. Widescreen.

Starring: David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman.

The sequel to the 1973 film That'll Be The Day (also available here on Abbey Flicks). Its tagline is: "Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar." Following from the events in the earlier film, the characters Jim Maclaine, Jeanette and J.D. have moved into the mid 1960s/early 70's and the growing career of aspiring rock star MacLaine. MacLaine has assembled a group of musicians and formed the band The Stray Cats, he seeks out his old friend Mike to become the band’s road manager. Mike acquires a new van, accommodation and a recording session for the group. MacLaine soon becomes a massive star and is plunged into the centre of media attention. He indulges in casual sex and heavy drug use and the film documents the detrimental effects of this success on MacLaine and his relationship with his friends and colleagues. In particular, MacLaine’s long-standing friendship with manager Mike is now soured by money and success.

By the end of Stardust, the timeline has roughly caught up to the 1974 release of the film. Many of the characters were played by British musicians who had lived/were living through the era portrayed in the film including Essex, Faith, Marty Wilde, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds, and Paul Nicholas.