The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980) Movie Details

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Julien Temple
Boyd's Company , Kendon Films Ltd. , Matrixbest , Virgin Films
1 hr 43 mins
Rating: 5.5/10 from 182 users

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Movie Cast

Malcolm McClaren
as The Embezzler
Steve Jones
as The Crook
Paul Cook
as The Tea-Maker
Sid Vicious
as The Gimmick
John Lydon
as The Collaborator (as Johnny Rotten)
Ronald Biggs
Ronald Biggs as The Exile (as Ronnie Biggs)
Liz Fraser
as Woman in Cinema
Jess Conrad
as Jess
Mary Millington
as Mary, The Crook's girlfriend
James Aubrey
as Record Executive
Johnny Shannon
as Nazi
Helen Wellington-Lloyd
as Helen (as Helen of Troy)
Edward Tudor-Pole
as Tadpole (kiosk attendant) (as Tenpole Tudor)
Faye Hart
Faye Hart as Secretary
Alan Jones
as Record Executive
Irene Handl
as Cinema Usherette
Judy Croll
Judy Croll as Catwoman (uncredited)
Peter Dean
as Nightclub Bouncer (uncredited)
Dave Dee
Dave Dee as Record Executive (uncredited)
Jerzimy as French singer on the street (uncredited)
James Jeter
as Martin Bormann (uncredited)
as Girl wearing 'only anarchists are pretty shirt' (uncredited)
Debbie Juvenile
Debbie Juvenile as Girl on the chorus at the opening track (uncredited)
Glen Matlock
as Ex-Pistol (uncredited)
Sophie Richmond
Sophie Richmond as McLaren's secretary (uncredited)
Nancy Spungen
as Nancy (uncredited)
Jean Warren
Jean Warren as Girl with ants on face (uncredited)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Crew List

Director :
Author : Julien Temple
Executive Producer : Don Boyd , Jeremy Thomas
Cinematography : Adam Barker-Mill , Nicholas D. Knowland , John Metcalfe , Willi Patterson

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The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is a 1980 English Film stars Malcolm McClaren , Julien Temple , Julien Temple , Don Boyd , Jeremy Thomas , Adam Barker-Mill , Nicholas D. Knowland , John Metcalfe , Willi Patterson , Steve Jones , Paul Cook , Sid Vicious , John Lydon , Ronald Biggs , Liz Fraser , Jess Conrad , Mary Millington , James Aubrey , Julian Holloway , Johnny Shannon , Helen Wellington-Lloyd , Edward Tudor-Pole , Faye Hart , Alan Jones , Irene Handl , Judy Croll , Peter Dean , Dave Dee , Jerzimy , James Jeter , Jordan , Debbie Juvenile , Glen Matlock , Sophie Richmond , Nancy Spungen , Jean Warren , directed by Julien Temple & music by .