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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.

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Rob Stefaniuk ...
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Sam
Chris Ratz ...
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Beef
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Rockin' Roger
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Victor
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Eddie Van Helsing
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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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Trivia

Various shots in the movie are meant to evoke classic rock album covers. Some examples: A shot of the band crossing the street is an homage to The Beatles "Abbey Road." Another shot of the band using a Union Jack flag as a blanket is based on The Who's "The Kids Are Alright." In the border station, the first shot is a nod to Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA". See more »

Goofs

When the band is visiting Susan's work film set, Susan asks Joey about their upcoming gig "Will Jessica be there?" Should have been "Jennifer" who was played by Jessica Paré See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Hey, ya know, I know how you're feeling though. You're getting old. Hmm? I'm getting old. Rock and roll is getting old. Have you considered, uh... Japanese hip hop?
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

You Raised a Vampire
Written by Tamás Szabó
Performed by The Moog
Published by Vulnavia's Ride Music (BMI) / Black Baron Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of MuSick Recordings
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Rock 'n roll vampire musical comedy road movie
25 September 2009 | by See 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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