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Buddy's Song is a British film of genre Drama directed by Claude Whatham with Chesney Hawkes

Buddy's Song (1991)

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Genres Drama
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Buddy's Song is a 1991 British film starring Chesney Hawkes, Roger Daltrey, Sharon Duce and Michael Elphick, Based on the novel of the same name by Nigel Hinton.

The film is a dramatic comedy featuring a 17-year-old boy, Buddy Clark (Chesney Hawkes), who is determined to make it as a pop star, aided by his father Terry (Roger Daltrey). He struggles with young love, estranged parents and the problems associated with making it in the music business.

The film was accompanied by a soundtrack album which featured Hawkes' hit "The One and Only". It was filmed in London and various towns in the Thames Valley.

The film was a sequel to the 1986 BBC television series Buddy, which starred Daltrey in the same role (it featured Wayne Goddard as Buddy, however). Daltrey, Bill Curbishley and Roy Baird acted as producers for the film and Daltrey also served as musical director. The film was released with a 12 certificate in cinemas and was re-rated PG with cuts made to tone down the nudity, on VHS as the 12 certificate was not available on home video in the UK at the time.

The film was released on VHS in 1991 with the music video of The One and Only performed by Chesney Hawkes and an exclusive interview with Hawkes as special features. The film has never been released on DVD.

Synopsis

Buddy Clark and his father Terry went to see live Rock n' Roll at a hotel. Terry met Des King in the car park who paid him to keep a briefcase in his car which Buddy was sure was stolen. Buddy's mother Carol arrived then Buddy attempted to get his estranged parents to talk. Buddy moved the briefcase of jewellery back into Des' Jaguar then he told Terry when he was going to move his Vauxhall. Terry feared that the police were going to look in Des' car first so he got the briefcase but the police caught him in the act and he went to prison.

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