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Does anyone remember the film with Lenny Henry as leading role, think it was called "Coast to Coast" and in one scene i seem to recall him visiting a allnighter/ soul nite. Think Lenny had a ice cream van and was being hassled by some gangsters . Can't find no trace of it, Wondered if I'd dreamt it or it was something I'd had, so does anyone recall said film it was back in the mid 80s I think!

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Yep Lenny Henry & John Shea ,load of tripe got a dodgy DVD copy of a VHS video some where

Bazza :hatsoff2:

ha ha how memories get distorted , it being tripe , doesn't surprise me .

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yes mate you didnt dream it,,, got it on vhs somewhere.mid 80s i think ...someone will have a link on soulsource :yes:

ill look out for a link ,thanks for confirming my curiosity although I don't think it'd win any oscars lol

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I can supply this if you can't find it anywhere else. It's really good actually.

ok might be worth a look at again Pete , just with the film thing being in vogue at the mo it reminded me of it

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Last time this was mentioned I ended up doing over 30 copies FREE for members and losing money, I think maybe 4 people said thanks  :lol:

anyway I'm not making that mistake again (free I mean).  It's never and will never be released officially.

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Was there also an american coast to coast Lenny did?

do you mean as in a documentary , this was a fictional film

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 Was there also an american coast to coast Lenny did?

No, but John Shea a bit of a star these days put the blockers on it be reproduced on dvd or broadcasted again 

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

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Last time this was mentioned I ended up doing over 30 copies FREE for members and losing money, I think maybe 4 people said thanks :lol:

anyway I'm not making that mistake again. It's never and will never be released officially.

ha ha , no let me know p&p an ill have one ! You don't have the "hip to the tip " doc of Atlantic label too , that were a great documentary

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No, but John Shea a bit of a star these days put the blockers on it be reproduced on dvd or broadcasted again 

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

 

Directors letter reproduced below

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I remember at the time yes mid eighties i was on the scene,was you drewid?i recall lenny doing an American coast to coast that never got released....

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ha ha , no let me know p&p an ill have one ! You don't have the "hip to the tip " doc of Atlantic label too , that were a great documentary

 

I have got an Atlantic Records documentary - not sure if it's the one you want, think it's just called The Atlantic Story?  I think it's on the same disc as a documentary about Curtis Mayfield

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COAST TO COAST
Every year we receive hundreds of request for videos of this film starring LENNY HENRY, JOHN SHEA, GEORGE BAKER, and PETE POSTLETHWAITE etc.

When we produced it in 1986 we were unable to clear any of the rights for any form of video distribution - actors, writers, musicians, music content, director, writer and crew.

It was thought by the different financing elements that it was only a television film and as it would then have cost well over £200,000 to clear it for video release worldwide not to be worth the investment.

Due to numerous demands to purchase the video and lately DVD we have tried, on several occasion, to clear these rights retrospectively. This has not happened. Apart from the fact that the costs would now be far greater than those quoted in 1986, many of those concerned have said that they will not give their permission for such a release. These permissions are needed to move forward.

Therefore, it is with great regret that we are unable to provide any of you with a film that so many of you fondly remember nearly 20 years after it was first screened. 

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No he didn't, they couldn't get the copyright to use all of the music again, all those Motown tracks, I had a letter from the director which I used to copy and send out with the dvd's

Ok Pete I Heard it was Mr Shea ,I stand corrected  :yes:

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

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Ok Pete I Heard it was Mr Shea ,I stand corrected  :yes:

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

 

No I stand corrected, I found the directors letter about it and he states it was for various reasons including personnel

(directly above your last post)

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I have got an Atlantic Records documentary - not sure if it's the one you want, think it's just called The Atlantic Story? I think it's on the same disc as a documentary about Curtis Mayfield

ok I might be getting them mixed up but there was a documentary back in the 80s called " hip to the tip" thinking about it I'm sure it's different as they interview bootsy Collins about his time with James brown etc

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ok I might be getting them mixed up but there was a documentary back in the 80s called " hip to the tip" thinking about it I'm sure it's different as they interview bootsy Collins about his time with James brown etc

 

Let me do a bit of research, the one I have is from the 90's

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ok I might be getting them mixed up but there was a documentary back in the 80s called " hip to the tip" thinking about it I'm sure it's different as they interview bootsy Collins about his time with James brown etc

 

All of it available on youtube - part 1 below

 

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Let me do a bit of research, the one I have is from the 90's

cheers pete

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Yep Lenny Henry & John Shea ,load of tripe got a dodgy DVD copy of a VHS video some where 

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

You must be mental mate. One of the funniest films I've ever seen. The actors are the best in the business, the script is superb and every time you watch it you notice another funny bit that you missed before. Truly brilliant. If only there were more films like this.

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You must be mental mate. One of the funniest films I've ever seen. The actors are the best in the business, the script is superb and every time you watch it you notice another funny bit that you missed before. Truly brilliant. If only there were more films like this.

Give over ,very average in my opinion ,you sure we are talking about the same thing  :rofl:

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

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as a scouser.. :yes: .    its the worst scouse accent ever in any film -show -tv programme . :dash2: ..but i liked it and great music.. that wedding in a pub in kirby very true to life there :ohmy:  ..i believe it was john shea who was dragging his feet about the release to video -dvd ...wanted more cash and who can really blame him 

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Give over ,very average in my opinion ,you sure we are talking about the same thing  :rofl:

 

Bazza   :hatsoff2:

Obviously the drugs have taken their toll my friend, it's a classic.

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