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Queen: I Want to Break Free (1984)

Queen's video for "I Want to Break Free", which is considered a camp classic in the UK but effectively ended their career in the United States, where it received a negative reaction and was boycotted by MTV.

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David Mallet
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Deacon ... Ena Sharples
Brian May ... Hilda Ogden
Freddie Mercury ... Bet Lynch
Queen ... Themselves
Roger Taylor ... Suzie Birchall
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Storyline

The video depicts Mercury as a housewife, loosely based on Bet Lynch, who wants to "break free" from his life. Although Lynch was a blonde in the soap opera, Mercury thought he would look too silly as a blonde and chose a dark wig. May plays another, more relaxed housewife based on Hilda Ogden. Deacon appears as a conservative "grandma", while Taylor plays a schoolgirl, who like Mercury wants a different life. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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The video was directed by David Mallet. See more »

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