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Babylon (1980)

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The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character Blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

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Franco Rosso

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David N. Haynes David N. Haynes ... Errol
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... Beefy
Victor Romero Evans Victor Romero Evans ... Lover
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Scientist
Archie Pool Archie Pool ... Dreadhead
Brinsley Forde Brinsley Forde ... Blue
Karl Howman Karl Howman ... Ronnie
Beverley Michaels Beverley Michaels ... Elaine (as Beverly Michaels)
Ann Duncan Ann Duncan ... Beefy's Girl
Beverley Dublin Beverley Dublin ... Sandra
King Sounds King Sounds ... Compere
Cynthia Powell Cynthia Powell ... Mum
T-Bone Wilson T-Bone Wilson ... Wesley (as T.Bone Wilson)
Mark Monero ... Carlton
Vilma Hollingbery Vilma Hollingbery ... Lady in Street
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Storyline

Babylon follows the story of David, a working class musician and black man in South East London. By day he works as a mechanic, at night David is a Mic controller at a local dance hall. The film centers around the racial divide of London in the 80's, the lack of opportunities available to black people and poverty. David loses his job, gets beaten up and charged by the police, forcing him to go on the run. Then breaking up with his girlfriend, all of his frustrations culminate in the stabbing of a racist neighbour. Written by John Mulholland

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,214, 10 March 2019

Gross USA:

$109,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,749
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Diversity Music See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shaka directed the scene in which he appeared. See more »

Goofs

This is likely to be a 'deliberate error by the film-makers', but in one scene you see two characters putting up a poster advertising a gig. The date shown is Saturday 23rd December (year unspecified). The nearest year that this date fell on was 1978, which is 2 years before the film was released. It is possible that various anachronisms in the film may occur due to this, for example release dates of records, or registration number plates of new cars. See more »

Quotes

Alan: Oi!
Blue: What?
Alan: D'you wanna know something?
Blue: What?
Alan: You got too much of this.
[mouth]
Blue: Yeah?
Alan: Yeah.
Alan: Especially for a coon. I don't like moneys who get too clever in my garage. In other words son, you're fucking out. D'you understand?
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Soundtracks

Can't Give It Up
Performed by Janet Kay
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Absolutely one of its kind..........
30 September 2004 | by jaxcheSee all my reviews

Saw this film in 1983, had it on tape - but cant find it!! Now, over 20 years on, I still remember several scenes word 4 word, as me and my cousins acted it out, especially Beefy's scene at the end - entering dance hall with big machete tucked down his tight red tracksuit while everyone was bubbling to "Warrior Charge". And yes Karl Howman (from Flash ads) is wickedly funny with his accent "Cho man we dealing pure wickedness" Aaahhh Love it. The film is a masterpiece, don't know why I cant find it on DVD or VHS - if anyone knows where it can be obtained - Please let me know. Also looking for No Problem - UK comedy which starred Janet Kaye, Victor Romero Evans with Beastie and Tosh too!!


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