Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?
A hilarious comedy . . . It's 1977 and our love-struck young hero drops his sequins for safety pins.. and deserts disco for Punk.
Vince Smith is eighteen, shy and maybe in love . . . with Joanna, who works in the same office. By day he's a lawyer's clerk, but by night he's an aspiring disco dancer . . .
Joanna Robinson is also eighteen, not shy and really likes Vince, especially teasing him. By day, she's also a lawyer's clerk, but by night, she's a punk . . .
Harold Smith is Vince's dad. He's retired, likes his pipe, his telly and sitting quietly in a corner being ignored by his glamorous wife Irene and the rest of the Smith family. Until one Christmas day he does an amazing magic trick . . . which catapults a reluctant Harold into the limelight of the North of England.
Whilst Harold's previously peaceful world is thrown upside down by his new-found magical powers, Vince has fallen head over heels for a spiky punk girl.
Father and son are in turmoil but together they discover it's not what you are, it's who you are that makes for true happiness.
- Type of film
- Pete Hewitt
- Guy East, Nigel Sinclair
- Martin Walsh
- Ben Steiner
- Director of Photography
- David Tatersall BSC
- Harry Gregson-Williams
- Principal Cast
- Tom Courtney, Stephen Fry, Michael Legge, Laura Fraser, Lulu, with David Thewliss and Mark Williams
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Last updated 26th November 2005