Performance (1970)

See them all in a film about fantasy. And reality. Vice. And versa.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1970-08-03
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 167 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Goodtimes Enterprises
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg.
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From 167 Ratings


In underworld terms, Chas Devlin is a 'performer,' a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation. Turner is a reclusive rock superstar. When Chas and Turner meet, their worlds collide—and the impact is both exotic and explosive.

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  • James Fox

    as Chas Devlin
  • Mick Jagger

    as Turner
  • Anita Pallenberg

    as Pherber
  • Michèle Breton

    as Lucy (as Michele Breton)
  • Ann Sidney

    as Dana
  • John Bindon

    as Moody
  • Stanley Meadows

    as Rosebloom
  • Allan Cuthbertson

    as The Lawyer
  • Anthony Morton

    as Dennis (as Antony Morton)
  • Johnny Shannon

    as Harry Flowers
  • Anthony Valentine

    as Joey Maddocks
  • Kenneth Colley

    as Tony Farrell (as Ken Colley)
  • John Sterland

    as The Chauffeur
  • Laraine Wickens

    as Lorraine
  • Edmond Bennett

    as Detective Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Helen Booth

    as Noel's Mum (uncredited)
  • John Caesar

    as Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
  • Jay Denyer

    as Constable (uncredited)
  • Terry Duggan

    as Pully (uncredited)
  • Leon Eagles

    as Jack Harrison (uncredited)
  • Jane Lapotaire

    as Mrs. Farrell (uncredited)
  • Reg Lye

    as Workman (uncredited)
  • Ian McShane

    as Noel - Black Musician (voice) (uncredited)
  • Billy Murray

    as Thug 1 (uncredited)
  • Mary Quinn

    as Mrs. Devlin (uncredited)
  • Anthony Roye

    as Fraser (uncredited)
Directing Donald Cammell Director
Directing Nicolas Roeg Director
Writing Donald Cammell Screenplay
Editing Antony Gibbs Editor
Art John Clark Art Direction
Sound Jack Nitzsche Original Music Composer
Editing Brian Smedley-Aston Editor
Editing Tony Palmer Editor
Production David Cammell Associate Producer
Editing Frank Mazzola Editor
Production Sanford Lieberson Producer
Camera Nicolas Roeg Director of Photography
Production Miriam Brickman Casting
Costume & Make-Up Linda DeVetta Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helen Lennox Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Paul Rabiger Makeup Artist
Production Kevin Kavanagh Unit Manager
Directing Richard Burgess Assistant Director
Sound Ron Barron Sound Recordist
Sound Alan Pattillo Sound Editor
Crew Malcolm Bubb Special Effects
Production Patsy Pollock Casting
Production Robert Lynn Production Manager
Crew Charles Orme Post Production Supervisor
Directing Peter Jaques Assistant Director
Art Christopher Gibbs Interior Designer
Art Peter Young Set Dresser
Art Alan Cassie Draughtsman
Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Mike Molloy Camera Operator
Lighting Paul Borg Electrician
Camera Peter Hannan First Assistant Camera
Camera Les Parrott Clapper Loader
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Dixon Costume Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Billy Jay Wardrobe Designer
Costume & Make-Up Emma Porteous Wardrobe Designer
Sound Randy Newman Conductor
Directing Annabel Davis-Goff Continuity
Crew David Litvinoff Dialogue Coach
Production Gordon Stebbing Assistant Accountant
Production Chris O'Dell Production Runner