Mantrap (1983 film)

Mantrap (also called ABC Mantrap in the United States) is a 1983 short film featuring songs by the English new wave band ABC.

Directed byJulien Temple
Written by
Music byABC
CinematographyOliver Stapleton
Edited byPaul Edmunds
Distributed by
  • Midnight Films
  • Polygram Music Video
Release date
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film also features James Villiers as the band's manager.


A fictional version of Martin Fry is asked to join the band ABC as they embark on a tour heading east through Europe. But at the height of their popularity the band tries to secretly replace Fry with a Russian spy in order to sneak him back behind the Iron Curtain. It is then up to Fry to battle his doppelgänger and make the world safe for New Romantic synth-pop.


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