Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 21 Oct 2019
Cert: Not Rated
Starring a young David Essex in the role that launched his career and featuring a who’s who of British music in the supporting cast that includes Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and Adam Faith, the film will be available to own on DVD, Digital Download and, for the first time ever, on Blu-Ray – complete with brand new extras material. Produced by the great David Puttnam (The Mission, Chariots of Fire) and nominated for two BAFTA’s on release in 1973, THAT’LL BE THE DAY tells the story of Jim MacLaine (David Essex - Stardust, Silver Dream Racer). Abandoned by his father when he was young, Jim, a suburban school dropout, leaves home and drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock 'n' roll. Tossing away the chance of a university education much to the consternation of his mother (Rosemary Leach – A Room with a View, Turtle Bay), alienated MacLaine becomes a lowly deckchair attendant before streetwise friend Mike (Ringo Starr - A Hard Day’s Night, Help!) gets him a job firstly as a barman and then with the fun fair. The initially shy MacLaine quickly becomes a heartless fairground Romeo leaving a trail of broken hearts in his wake. Eventually MacLaine returns home to run the family store and marry his girlfriend, but despite the birth of a son, restless Jim feels the lure of rock ’n’ roll again.