|That Summer - 1979
is the story of a 21-year-old named Steve Brodie
(Ray Winstone) who goes to the Devon seaside
resort of Torquay after leaving borstal where he
is seen easily winning in a swimming race. He
befriends the son of a butcher from London named
Jimmy (Tony London) and they start dating two
girls from Northern England. Steve works in a
pub, Jimmy hires skiffs on the beach and the
girls are employed as chambermaids at a hotel.
Three loutish Scottish youths have some
confrontations with Steve and then frame him for
a robbery at a chemist shop. This leads to his
arrest just before the start of a 'round the bay'
swimming race in which he is due to compete
against one of them.
soundtrack was produced as an LP with several
punk bands. The album was available on unique
yellow vinyl. This was Ray Winstone's theatrical
film debut, playing the character Steve Brodie.
Starring : Ray
Winstone ; Tony London ; Emily Moore ; Julie