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1980s London punk scene is captured in the gritty new wave musical with poignant rags to riches story of a talented and rebellious young singer-songwriter. Hazel O'Connor gives a tour-de-force performance as Kate, the lead singer of the rock group Breaking Glass. Kate's socialist ideals are juxtaposed to her pragmatic rock manager, Danny (Phil Daniels), a streetwise hustler who discovers her and develops her into a star. The film pivots around the struggles for artistic recognition and energetic singer whose talent and sanity are jeopardized by the music business' power structure. O'Connor wrote and performs 13 captivating and provocative songs for the film. The cast also includes Jon Finch and future star Jonathan Pryce as the band's junkie saxophone player.

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  • Actors: Hazel O'Connor, Phil Daniels, Jonathan Pryce, Jon Finch, Jim Broadbent
  • Directors: Brian Gibson
  • Writers: Brian Gibson
  • Producers: Dodi Fayed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0051O0NEI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,045 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Astrid Ennui on March 9, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
It's 1982 and I'm a teenager stuck in a small town in Southeast Missouri. Then, one fateful night, I saw 'BREAKING GLASS' on a show called Night Flight. This movie, along with 'SMITHEREENS','THE FABULOUS STAINS', and 'LIQUID SKY' completely lead me into the world of art and music I am surrounded by today. I am begging for this movie to be released on DVD in the United States.I know it may only be a silly low budget movie to some, but, it truly reflects everything I treasure about my youth and I can not praise it enough.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Markrok on August 14, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
BREAKING GLASS Blu Ray: im just going to review the blu ray as you can find info on the story anywhere online.. 1st off i love this film..so for me its a 5 star classic.... but because of the lack of extras & the cut of the film i can only give it 3..& that being generous because i love the film!
...the great news is this is region free & the picture is fabulous... miles better than the old dvd.. not perfect obviously, but great colours & detail.. (theres film grain but no more than you would expect for a low budget film) its the best ive ever seen this film look!!.. the audio is uncompressed stereo & sounds fine.. unfortunaly the good news ends there... not one extra (not even a trailer) & its the awful US cut of the film.. so the ending of the film is compleatly missing (making the end not make any sense at all!!)& because of this the song "if only" is missing from the end!!!! & also i noticed the classic bit where phil daniels smashes the jukebox "whatever happened to rock n roll!!" is cut.. about 6-7mins in total is missing. now ive seen how good this film can look lets pray for a release of the proper uk version!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tabbygail on August 24, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As already stated, this long awaited DVD version of a cult favorite was falsely advertised at 104 minutes, the running time of the full movie. I was one of those who owned it on VHS as that was the only option here in the U.S. That print was 94 minutes, with the final 10 omitted. I was considering not purchasing the DVD, but since it was advertised at the full time I decided to take a chance. Maybe that's what Olive Films was banking on. Regardless, they misrepresented this item in a critical way. I admit the film looks good, but it doesn't make up for not including the film's closing scene, which was quite an emotional conclusion. I would return it but it's really not worth the effort. As for the movie itself, it's one of my favorites, a peek into the British music scene at the beginning of the eighties. The songs, the story, and the performances are great all around, however there are no extras (unless you count chapter selection an extra). Since so little effort went into this release, I don't anticipate getting a complete DVD version anytime soon, if ever. That's a real pity.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand on March 6, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Lovely punkette chanteuse Hazel O'Connor plays a blinder in the somewhat autobiographic role of Kate, desperate to succeed, whilst maintaining her ethics, in the cut-throat music business.

Hazel's brilliant songs are enough to recommend this movie in its own right but, unlike some musicals, Breaking Glass is far more than just a vehicle to promote the artiste's work. The sense of unease stoked by the rise of neo-Nazi and anarchic groups in late 70's/early 80's urban England and the shadier side of the music industry are expertly recreated here.

Furthermore, Hazel's depiction of the roller-coaster rise to stardom, resulting in mental breakdown, is impeccably observed. Why this hugely talented woman's career as an actress never really took off is a mystery to me! She is also very ably supported by Phil Daniels, playing the role of his life and Jonathan Pryce as the sympathetic but messed-up junkie sax player.

Anyone familiar with Hazel's music (and I'm pleased to admite that I've seen her live on several occasions) will be delighted by the performances here, from the gutsy "Blackman", "Give Me an Inch" and "Writing on the Wall" to the astonishingly sensual "Will You" - surely one of the most evocative songs about love-making ever written? Her final performance of "Eighth Day" sends shivers down your spine with its intensity and the final track - "If Only" provides an immensely powerful epilogue.

The UK release (PAL region 0 DVD) is well presented with adequate, if not spectacular extras (filmographies, trailer, stills etc.)

I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dean Wall on January 17, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
In the PUNK film genre, this film shines as brightly as the Clash's Punk-Doc "RUDE BOY."

Hazel O'connor stars and writes her own songs.\

Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia) co-stars as the inexperienced manager who loses grip just as she needs a guiding hand.

Jonathan Pryce (Evita/Brazil/Something Wicked This Way Comes) supports the cast as a heroine addicted, deaf, Sax player.

James Broadbent (Topsy Turvy/Moulin Rouge) even makes a one line appearance [literally a walk-on part!] as the station conductor announcing a transit strike to the travellers!

But "best" little bit of trivia? This movie was produced by Dodi Fayed, yes, the very same as late Princess Dianna's boyfriend.

The PLOT:

The metaphor of Breaking Glass is the fragile line between art, and fame. The punks were anti-"sell-out" and we see our Artiste evolve from street-hardened punk, to [quite literally] a corporate music machine, in one of filmdom's most amazing concert bits. (if you think this concert ending is too far fetched,to be a real punk show...GARY NUMAN and the Tubeway Army concert performances were almost copied verbatim!]

The Phil Daniels anti-hero was a man who a: knows a good thing and how to showcase his find, and b: has inexperience in love and it washes over into the buisiness relationship.

AS he builds the band, the members trivialise his role, and edge him out in favor of selling records...the end is then a steamroller out of control. Without her manager, our heroine slips into a fragile existence and becomes broken glass.

Thanks hope you like the film!
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