Rude Boy

Rude Boy

Ray (Ray Gange) falls in with The Clash, navigating the grim streets of late-Seventies London and its treacherous web of neo-fascists, cops and punks. Taking up with them as a roadie he drinks and fights his way through a tour, before aimlessly wandering off while the band prepare for a global assault. Shot through with energetic concert footage, Ray’s failure to actualise Joe Strummer’s political convictions reflects the greater cultural failure of Britain’s first wave of punk.

Rude Boy

Joe Strummer!

  • Director: Jack Hazan and David Mingay
  • Year: 1980
  • Run Time: 133 mins
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: R