Bronco Bullfrog

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Original title Bronco Bullfrog
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 1969
Production Country
Directors Barney Platts-Mills
Cast Ken Field, Chris Shepherd, Sam Shepherd, J. Hughes Sr., Marguerite Hughes, E.E. Blundell, Freda Shepherd, Mick Hart, Del Walker, J. Hughes Jr., Roy Haywood, Dick Philpott, Anne Gooding, Stuart Stones, Geoffrey Wincott
Distributor British Film Institute (BFI)


A leading cult film of the 1960s and one of the finest records of Mod culture in British cinema, Bronco Bullfrog was largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from Stratford, East London, and is loosely based on events taken from the actors' lives. Seventeen-year-old Del and fifteen-year-old Irene suffer the perennial problems of teenage lovers - no money and nowhere to go. Del's resentful, suspicious dad and Irene's uptight, comically snobbish mum only make things worse. So they turn for help to old friend 'Bronco Bullfrog', fresh out of borstal and pursuing an enviably independent lifestyle. A wonderful time capsule of late 60s London - from the brutalist tower blocks and bomb sites of the East End to the trashy glamour of the West End - this is filmmaking with a spontaneity, wit and endearing humanity that still feels strikingly fresh.