In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.


Menahem Golan


Menahem Golan (screenplay), Kobi Recht (story) (as Coby Recht) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Bibi
George Gilmour ... Alphie
Grace Kennedy Grace Kennedy ... Pandi
Allan Love Allan Love ... Dandi (as Alan Love)
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Topps / Hippie Leader
Vladek Sheybal ... Boogalow
Ray Shell ... Shake
Miriam Margolyes ... Landlady
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Bulldog
Michael Logan Michael Logan ... James Clark
George S. Clinton ... Joe Pittman
Francesca Poston ... Vampire / Star Rock / Mr. Boogalow's Receptionist / Keyboard Player in 'BIM' Band / One of Ashley's 'Lap-mates' at Mr. Boogalow's Penthouse Party
Leslie Meadows Leslie Meadows ... Ashley / Dancer
Günther Notthoff Günther Notthoff ... Fatdog (as Gunter Notthoff)
Clem Davies Clem Davies ... Clark James


Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear that Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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It's 1994! The future is music and music is their future! See more »


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Did You Know?


Composer George S. Clinton had heard Mary Hylan sing at a Christmas party in 1978, and she was hired as the singing voice of Bibi based on that performance. See more »


Under the opening titles, there is a shot of a bank of flags that prominently includes one for the "ICC Berlin" (the actual filming location), not a likely location for the Worldvision 1994 if it takes place in the United States. See more »


Shake: First you sell it. Then you make it. That's marketing.
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Alternate Versions

The Kino Lorber Blu-Ray release includes about a minute of exit music that was excised from previous home video releases of the film. See more »


Universal Melody
Music by Kobi Recht
Lyrics by Iris Recht and George S. Clinton (as George Clinton)
Performed by Mary Hylan and George Gilmour
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13 July 2003 | by bbvjerkSee all my reviews

I've been waiting for this movie all my life.until now,my favorite film musicals were "xanadu","voyage of the rock aliens",and "the pirate movie", but this one far and away exceeds them all.I'd heard about it for a few years,and finally got the chance to see (and tape) it.this was about three weeks ago,and i've seen it at least a dozen times since friends have stopped coming over because i keep "subjecting" them to it,but i don't care,i'm part of the BIM family coworkers have been giving me strange looks just because i walk around singing "popping power by the hour-SPEED","light my way child of love", the entire APPLE SONG,which i know by heart,and of course"hey hey hey bim's on the way".they may think i'm crazy,but i know someday Mr. Topps will come down and take me away in his holy pimpmobile.

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21 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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