Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
John Henderson directed this British comedy, taking a peek inside the British music industry. Record-company owner Marty Starr (Rik Mayall) concludes that Marla Dorland, aka Mavis Davis (Jane Horrocks) is fading. Meanwhile, he has to meet alimony payments to his ex (Jaclyn Mendoza), while he's forced to promote the untalented son of a mobster, Rathbone (Danny Aiello). To get out from under, Marty decides that the death of Marla/Mavis could jolt record sales by turning her into a legend. He hires hitman Clint (Philip Martin-Brown), but eliminating Mavis turns out to be more difficult than they thought. Jane Horrocks does her own singing in the musical production numbers. Shown at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
alimony, business, death, gangster, hitman, murder