I saw the movie on YouTube a while ago, and it was billed as a sequal to SCUM, which of course it wasn't, but Steve could have easily been Carling and the fact that it starts of in a borstal with the bloke who played the warden my sands in scum being present, playing a warden again!
Post by Albert Wendell on Jan 31, 2017 23:57:14 GMT
I watched this late last night it was a film I have wanted to see since January 2013 when I first heard about it and saw a short 20 minutes clip on youtube at the time (the film wasn't online then) seeing the clip really made me want to see the rest of it. I have to say I really enjoyed it a good cast, believable characters and plot loads of outside filming and a good soundtrack. Released in August 1979 and recorded on location in Torquay in Spring 1978. The main character played by Ray Winstone Steve leaves London for a working holiday he meets three others of the same age who are also on a working holiday Jimmy from London and Angie and Carole from the North of England, Steve enters a 'round the bay' swimming competition which is what the film is focused around, it's a lovely 'coming of age' film. Strangely it doesn't appear to have had a repeat on television since around 1988 and never had a release. Well worth a watch and it has afew actors that have appeared in Minder (as well as Ray Winstone) John Judd, David Daker, Tony London and Nick Stringer. The sound track which was released on vinyl (yellow vinyl) at the time featured contemporary music and includes hits like 'Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives' and 'Nick Lowe - I love The Sound Of Breaking Glass'.
Thanks! I forgot to add that it was during the filming of That Summer! that Ray Winstone met his wife Elaine who he is still with and they have three daughters together. Also avoid reading the plot summery on IMDB until after you've seen the film as it's basically one big spoiler.
Stephanie Cole is in this playing a great character I always find it strange as she's been playing older ladies since the 1970's and is still on our screens playing older ladies in 2017.
Another point I didn't mention is that the film looks to have been aimed at both males and females so it's not a blokey film as the girls get plenty of screen time and their characters are shown in depth as well as the boys. So guys this is one you can watch with the missis in fact she'll probably really like it.