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Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)

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A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.

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George Hencken
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Hadley ... Himself, vocals, Spandau Ballet
John Keeble John Keeble ... Himself, drums, Spandau Ballet
Gary Kemp ... Himself, guitar, Spandau Ballet
Martin Kemp ... Himself, bass guitar, Spandau Ballet
Steve Norman Steve Norman ... Himself, guitar, Spandau Ballet
Robert Elms Robert Elms ... Himself, broadcaster and writer (voice)
Perry Haines Perry Haines ... Himself / I.D. Magazine (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Ant ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Baker Danny Baker ... Himself (archive footage)
Bananarama ... Themselves (archive footage)
Beggar & Co Beggar & Co ... Theselves (archive footage) (as Beggar and Co)
Tony Bennett Tony Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Blade Richard Blade ... Himself (voice) (archive sound)
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Boy George ... Himself (archive footage)
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Set against the backdrop of the 1980s music scene, this documentary charts the meteoric rise, fall and ultimate reunion of pop sensation Spandau Ballett, told by the band members themselves with unseen archive footage that will thrill the many fans and beyond. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soul Boys of the Western World: Spandau Ballet Il film See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,104
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Production Co:

MGMM STUDIOS, Wellingmax See more »
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Top film critic Mark Kermode surprisingly said he enjoyed the film despite not liking the band's music. See more »

Connections

Features Spandau Ballet: Musclebound (1981) See more »

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Pleasure! ooooo Pleasure!!!
23 January 2016 | by meezaSee all my reviews

This poor boy from the eastern world was absolutely enamored with the Spandau Ballet music documentary "Soul Boys of the Western World" on the infamous 80's New Wave Band. I will definitely musclebound my review with puns; why? Because too cut a long story short, I've lost my mind. Director Hencken lays a strong foundation on the "Soul Boys of the Western World" by showing the childhoods of the five Spandau Ballet members, the origination of the band, their bitter breakup, and their exuberant reformation; not to mention how they incorporated fashion within their music brand. Oh, before I go round and round with this review, let me inform you who is included in this ballet: Tony Hadley, frontman; Gary Kemp, Guitar and Main Songwriter; Martin Kemp, Bass and Gary's Brother; Steve Norman, Sax & Guitars; and John Keeble, Drums. My instinction of the documentary was that it was going to be a great one, and boy was it gold. You really don't have to be a Spandau Ballet aficianado to enjoy it, but it sure does help; especially as you see the band members move in through the barricades within their own personal challenges. Make sure that in your lifeline, you watch "Soul Boys of the Western World". It is one of the best, if not the best, music documentary I have ever seen. And of course, this much is true. You will love it and not only when you leave after seeing it. ***** Excellent


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