Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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Simon Delancey
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Charlotte
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Cassandra
Esther Coles ...
Jacqui
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John (as Daniel Webb)
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Peter
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Gavin
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Marge Beake
Roger Watkins ...
D.J. Hoardes
Jean Ainslie ...
Lovely Old Lady
Ian Gain ...
Car Dealer
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Doctor
John Mackle ...
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Antiques Dealer
Laura Heath ...
Peter's Secretary
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Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

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31 March 1999 (UK)  »

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Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi  »

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1.33 : 1
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Brilliant.
17 May 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This was a superb piece of work. I was forced to watch this with my mother, and she wasn't able to understand what the film was actually a spoof of. I was; and it was done quite brilliantly.

The show is, of course, stolen by Neil Morrissey's performance as Charlie/Charlotte, but the rest of the Hunters (and the rest of the cast; Jane Horrocks' versatility shines through yet again, with the whole idea of her being a lesbian landlady in a seaside resort b&b verging on the ridiculous) add in some vital and amazingly funny elements.

Whether this was intended to be a comic work is not stated or known, but it succeeds. It is a quality parody of the music scene of the early 1980's. If ITV ever show it again, watch it.


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