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The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle 1980 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

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 103 minutes (1 hrs 43 mins)
UK release date BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US release date US release: 6th March 1980
Julien Temple
Actor
Character
Malcolm McLaren
The Embezzler
Steve Jones
The Crook
Paul Cook
The Tea-Maker
Sid Vicious
The Gimmick
John Lydon
The Collaborator
Ronald Biggs
The Exile
Liz Fraser
Woman in Cinema
Jess Conrad
Jess
Mary Millington
Mary, The Crook's girlfriend
James Aubrey
B.J
Julian Holloway
Man
Johnny Shannon
Man in Prison Cage
Helen Wellington-Lloyd
Helen
Edward Tudor-Pole
Tadpole (kiosk attendant)
Faye Hart
Secretary
Alan Jones
Record Executive
Irene Handl
Cinema Usherette
Judy Croll
Soo Catwoman
Peter Dean
Nightclub Bouncer
Dave Dee
Record Executive
Graham K. Furness
Seaman
Norman Gay
Audience member
Jerzimy
French singer on the street
James Jeter
Martin Bormann
Jordan
Girl wearing 'only anarchists are pretty shirt'
Debbie Juvenile
Girl in the chorus on the opening track
Shinobu Kanai
Japanese Girl in Lonely Boy sequence
Glen Matlock
Ex-Pistol
Ralph G. Morse
Punk
Terrance Mustdoo
Audience member
Sophie Richmond
McLaren's secretary
John Snagge
Cinema Newsreel Announcer
Nancy Spungen
Nancy
Jean Warren
A & R Director - woman with ants on face
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