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Take It or Leave It (1981)

| Comedy, Documentary, Music
Autobiographical account of the cult 80's British pop group 'Madness (II)', with members of the group playing themselves, charting their rise from humble beginnings as pub band The Invaders... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suggs ...
Suggs (as Graham McPherson)
Mark Bedford ...
Bedders (Mark)
Lee Thompson ...
Lee
Carl Smyth ...
Carl
Dan Woodgate ...
Woody
Chris Foreman ...
Chris
Mike Barson ...
Barso
John Hasler ...
Hasler
Simon Birdsall ...
Simon
Andrew Chalk ...
Chalky
Ian Tokins ...
Toks
Sandra Barson ...
Barso's Girlfriend
Polly Perkins ...
Mark's Mum
Sue Foreman ...
Chris's Wife
Gary Dovey ...
Gary
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Autobiographical account of the cult 80's British pop group 'Madness (II)', with members of the group playing themselves, charting their rise from humble beginnings as pub band The Invaders to chart success and their first overseas tour. The film follows the ups and downs of individual members of the group, and features all of their early hits including "The Prince", "One Step Beyond", "Baggy Trousers" and "Night Boat to Cairo". Written by Anonymous

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Madness, Madness, They Call It Madness


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Madness: Take It or Leave It  »

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1.66 : 1
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Goofs

At the start of the scene where Mike is having breakfast with Chris, the level of milk in the milk bottle is just over half full, but in the next shot when Mike pours the milk into his cereal, suddenly the milk bottle is close to being full. See more »

Quotes

Barso: You're playing it wrong, Lee. Is it in the wrong key or something?
Lee: No, I'm not I'm playing the same key as always.
Barso: Well, if you're playing in the same key as always, you're playing in the wrong key as always.
Lee: Alright, yeah? Just give us an E.
Barso: It's in D for a start.
Lee: It's in E.
Barso: Oh is it?
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Bed & Breakfast Man
Promotional Video by Chuck Statler
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26 May 2012 | by (Granli) – See all my reviews

For a lot of reasons one could slaughter the whole thing, but I choose to let them get away with it. Even the ugly commentary track added on to the DVD I'll let slip. Yes, the burping and smattering, and increasingly lack of concentration. But the cut's made in the picture's ratio is there no excuse for. Dumb, quite frankly. Typical now these days when the elder pictures are released again. This could be left as a 4:3 ratio as it was shot and for that reason alone I give it *** So there you go. Give It another try then if you can get your head around the dilemma amateurish producers. You just don't deserve the royalties dripping down on you if there's no substance in your material you're presenting. I think more than just some of us whom bought this over priced object from ebay got a mixed feeling after-wards.


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