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

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Rob Stefaniuk ...
Joey
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Tyler
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Sam
Chris Ratz ...
Hugo
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Beef
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Rockin' Roger
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Victor
Dimitri Coats ...
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Jeff
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Carole Pope ...
Club Bouncer
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Danielle
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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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Sex, blood and rock 'n' roll. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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

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5 February 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Suck - Bis(s) zum Erfolg  »

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During the band's final club performance several club goers can be seen wearing shirts with the film's title logo on them. See more »

Goofs

When the band stands in front of Queeny's house Hugo's (Chris Ratz) pants legs are tucked into his boots. When he urinates himself in the living room his pants legs are no longer tucked into his boots. See more »

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Joey: We have a six hour drive tomorrow, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Yeah, and I don't want to sleep in the hearse. The hearse smells like drummer.
Sam: I heard that!
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Credits show a dedication to Rob's father: In Loving Memory Of My Father RON STEFANIUK SR. See more »

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Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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Going Nowhere
Written by John Kastner, Rob Stefaniuk
Performed by Rob Stefaniuk, John Kastner, Michel "Away" Langevin, Alex Crow, Sara Johnston
Published by John Kastner (SOCAN), Rob Stefaniuk (SOCAN)
Courtesy of John Kastner
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How to get ahead in the bloody music business, stick your neck out.
20 October 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Suck may not be all that big and clever or quite as funny as some may want it to be but it is consistently entertaining and also pretty amusing if you have the sense of humour that I have (which, in my mind, is a good one . . . . obviously).

It's all about a struggling band who are failing to set the music world alight until one of their number ends up bitten by a vampire. The lady (Jessica Pare) then begins to gain the attention of the fans and it's not long until all of the other band members want to find out the secret of her stage presence and get it for themselves. Meanwhile, Eddie Van Helsing (Malcolm McDowell) is on the case.

While it's not really scary enough for horror fans, this movie does have some fun moments of bloodletting and does go along with the traditional, cool style of vampirism.

The performances are all pretty good (alongside Pare we also get Rob Stefaniuk as Joey, the nominal leader of the band and the one most resistant to the radical change apparently required for success) and there are a few great star cameos here. Alice Cooper has a lot of fun, as does Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop is his Iggy-ness and Moby's appearance made me laugh quite a bit, despite how brief it was.

The "bad" vampires, to be honest, don't really make much of an appearance throughout the movie and fans of traditional, fanged fare may be disappointed but the movie simply breezes along with it's perfect pace and energy. More Spinal Tap than Lost Boys, the movie has lots of little gags strewn throughout that should amuse even if they don't cause belly laughs.

As well as starring in the movie, Rob Stefaniuk also wrote and directed the thing and when I found that out I was quite surprised because while the movie is clearly something a bit different from the norm and unique it's not the kind of thing that feels like some ego-driven pet project (are you listening Mr. Gallo??). I hope Mr. Stefaniuk gets some more movies made in the future and I hope they're all as entertaining as this one.


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