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Pop Pirates 1984

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Pop Pirates 1984

58 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Grossman

Who would have thought that a pop group called The Pirates would have one in their midst? The schoolboys have a good chance of winning their local talent competition thanks to a great song, but their singer's shady activities put their final show in jeopardy. Even in the dark days before MTV, it's a little hard to believe there was an illicit trade in music videos - especially Rod Stewart ones - but there are enjoyable 80s references in this cool yet gritty offering from the Children's Film and Television Foundation.

Directed by

Jack Grossman

Genres

Action and Adventure Children's

Tags

Boy bands Pop music (the charts)

Collection

Unavailable on DVD Free Archive Features Family Films Beat Generations Forgotten Features

Released

1984

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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