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Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 August 2019 (USA)
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Gurinder Chadha
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Cast

Credited cast:
Viveik Kalra ... Javed
Kulvinder Ghir ... Malik
Meera Ganatra ... Noor
Aaron Phagura ... Roops
Dean-Charles Chapman ... Matt
Nikita Mehta ... Shazia
Nell Williams ... Eliza
Tara Divina ... Yasmeen
Rob Brydon ... Matt's Dad
Frankie Fox ... Colin Hand
Hayley Atwell ... Ms Clay
Sally Phillips ... Mrs. Anderson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sofia Abbasi ... 1980's Local Resident
Asheq Akhtar ... Butcher
Vincent Andriano ... Billy
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In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Dream. You're Not Alone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and language including some ethnic slurs. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blinded by the Light See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333,305, 18 August 2019

Gross USA:

$5,801,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,271,657
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rob Brydon is a Bruce Springsteen fan and in January 2018 surprised regulars at the Half Moon in Putney by singing a version of Thunder Road with singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph. See more »

Goofs

The American flags hanging on the airport walls are displayed incorrectly. When displayed vertically against a wall, the union (blue field) should be uppermost and to the flag's right, that is, the observer's left. See more »

Quotes

Malik: Stay away from the girls. Follow the Jews!
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Connections

Featured in Granada Reports: 8 August 2019: Evening Bulletin (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think We're Alone Now
Performed by Tiffany
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A good message
9 July 2019 | by kapakraSee all my reviews

I saw this at a secret screening and it's not my normal kind of film, but it is a interesting message about culture and how the ideals we are exposed to can shape us.

Sticking with it to the end brings it full circle, and that seems to be the point of the story.


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