That Summer!

That Summer! is a 1979 British drama film directed by Harley Cokeliss and starring Ray Winstone, Tony London, Emily Moore and Julie Shipley. It was Ray Winstone's theatrical film debut, playing the character Steve Brodie.

That Summer!
Film poster
Directed byHarley Cokeliss
Produced byDavina Belling
Written byTony Attard
Jane Preger
StarringRay Winstone
Tony London
Emily Moore
Julie Shipley
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 3 August 1979 (1979-08-03) (United Kingdom)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Plot

It is the story of a 21-year-old named Steve Brodie (Ray Winstone) who goes to the Devon seaside resort of Torquay after leaving borstal where he is seen easily winning in a swimming race. He befriends the son of a butcher from London named Jimmy (Tony London) and they start dating two girls from Northern England. Steve works in a pub, Jimmy hires skiffs on the beach and the girls are employed as chambermaids at a hotel. Three loutish Scottish youths have some confrontations with Steve and then frame him for a robbery at a chemist shop. This leads to his arrest just before the start of a 'round the bay' swimming race in which he is due to compete against one of them.

The soundtrack was produced as an LP with several punk bands. The album was available on unique yellow vinyl.

Cast

Award

Winstone received a BAFTA award as Best Newcomer for his performance in the film and he met his wife-to-be Elaine when shooting it in Torquay.[1]

Music

Songs by new wave groups including Elvis Costello and The Attractions and the Ramones can be heard in the background during beach and pub scenes and a soundtrack was released on Arista Records.[2]

References

  1. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/ray-winstone-the-hard-man-477038.html 'Ray Winstone the Hard Man' Profile from The Independent. Retrieved 9 June 2012
  2. http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/That_Summer!_(soundtrack) That Summer! track listing at elviscostello.info. Retrieved 10 June 2012
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