TEENAGE KICKS – THE UNDERTONES

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TEENAGE KICKS – THE UNDERTONES

Tom Collins
Nordirland, 2001
Documentaries, 72min, OF

TEENAGE KICKS – THE UNDERTONES

Tom Collins
Nordirland, 2001
Documentaries, 72min, OF

Cast: 
The Undertones
John Peel
Seymour Stein
Eamonn McCann
Terri Hooley
Screenplay: 
Tom Collins
Vinny Cunningham
Sound: 
Billy Gallagher
Camera: 
Mark McAuley
Vinny Cunningham
Editor: 
David Fox
Brian King
Composer: 
The Undertones

Production: 
Perfect Cousin Productions 30 Chamberlaine Street Derry BT48 6 LR, Nordirland T 2871 37 24 32 enquiries@northlandbroadcast.com
World Sales: 
Perfect Cousin Productions 30 Chamberlaine Street Derry BT48 6 LR, Nordirland T 2871 37 24 32 enquiries@northlandbroadcast.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Veteran BBC Radio DJ John Peel takes his first visit to Derry and discovers for himself the band that forged his favourite pop song «Teenage Kicks». The film, through the use of interviews and archive footage of Derry and The Undertones, takes us back to 1975. To a time when it would have been normal, even expected, for five Derry teenagers to get together and have a riot. The Undertones got together, formed a band, and created their own form of riot, bursting into a vigorous and joyous celebration of their own existence. Nonetheless, despite their limited ambitions, or paradoxically because of them, they achieved a genuine cult status outside their hometown.