Rude Boy

Jack Hazan and David Mingay, 1980, U.K.

Set against a background of riots, anti-racist demos, and police hostility, this unforgettable film portraits the UK at a moment when subcultural shock troops met those of a rising right wing in the streets. Merging documentary and fiction, Rude Boy follows a roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers.


  • 113 min
  • Color
  • In English


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