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Suck (2009)

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A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous.

Director:

Rob Stefaniuk

Writer:

Rob Stefaniuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Joey
Jessica Paré ... Jennifer
Paul Anthony ... Tyler
Mike Lobel ... Sam
Chris Ratz ... Hugo
Alice Cooper ... Bartender
Moby ... Beef
Henry Rollins ... Rockin' Roger
Iggy Pop ... Victor
Dimitri Coats Dimitri Coats ... Queeny
Dave Foley ... Jeff
Alex Lifeson ... Border Guard
Malcolm McDowell ... Eddie Van Helsing
Carole Pope Carole Pope ... Club Bouncer
Barbara Mamabolo ... Danielle
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Storyline

In Montreal, Joey is the lead singer of the struggling band "The Winners", composed by the sexy bass singer Jennifer, the guitarist Tyler, the drummer Sam and the handyman Hugo. Their incompetent and alcoholic manager Jeff is incapable to help them to reach success and they are on the road on tour playing in clubs and bars in Canada and United States of America. After a show in a bar in Montreal, Jennifer, who is also the Joey's former girlfriend, leaves the place with the creepy Queeny, who is a vampire, and they spend the night together. On the next morning, Jennifer does not meet the band and they travel in their hearse to participate in a rock 'n' roll show without her. In the last moment, Jennifer arrives with a different appearance and on the next day they find that their home page had had several hits, all of them with good reviews and compliments to Jennifer. They become famous and Jennifer great audiences to the shows of "The Winners" and one by one, the musicians are turned ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Vampires rock. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for vampire violence/gore, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Suck See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,167
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When "Joey Winner" ('Rob Stefanuik') get thrown to the wall by "Queeny" (Dimitri Coats) the painting hanging on the wall looks like "Alice Cooper" in 16th century clothing. See more »

Goofs

As Iggy Pop lies dead on the ground with his throat cut you can see his vein pulsing. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: What I'm saying is that as your manager I'm advising you to fire your manager.
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Crazy Credits

Credits show a dedication to Rob's father: In Loving Memory Of My Father RON STEFANIUK SR. See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Written by David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
Performed by Iggy Pop
Published by Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing / Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd., / Bug Music (BMI); Ricky Gardiner Songs (PRS) administered by Bug
All rights reserved.
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada Music Placement Division
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Rock 'n roll vampire musical comedy road movie
25 September 2009 | by larry-411See all my reviews

I attended the World Premiere of "Suck" at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. To simply say that this film is an original hybrid of genres doesn't do it justice. I'd label it a rock 'n roll vampire musical comedy road movie. Talk about a unique concept.

Writer/director/composer/lead actor Rob Stefaniuk has crafted a work of pure genius. The basic premise is simple: rock band The Winners, like most small-town acts, will do whatever it takes to make it in the music world. They stumble upon an "interesting" formula and hit the road.

The catch here is that the technique comes via bandmate Jennifer (Jessica Paré), who picked up something while carousing with a visiting rock band that gives them powers you just don't get from Red Bull.

The mind-boggling ensemble cast features such diverse icons as Malcolm McDowell and Dave Foley to rock legends including Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, Moby, Iggy Pop, and Alex Lifeson. There aren't just cameos, either.

Even with its stellar cast, "Suck" is still story-driven and filled with gutbusting humor. The script guarantees a gag on every page. Production values belie the film's relatively small budget with topnotch visual and special effects that just wowed me. Michele Conroy's rapid-fire editing picks up the already fast pace of the action and never lets up. But the soundtrack makes the movie. Kickass music infuses the film in segments that could function as standalone videos or strung together to make a concert movie. The fact that most of the musicians/characters (led by director Rob Stefaniuk) actually wrote, play, and sing their own songs is a big plus, to say the least.


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