About the film
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Release Date: October 30, 1998
|Slogan||:||«They were "Strange Fruit". Some called them the greatest rock band of the '70s. They haven't played together for 20 years. No wonder they're worried about their performance.»|
|Production Companies||:||The Greenlight Fund, Marmot Tandy Productions, Columbia Pictures|
|Producers||:||Gail Stevens, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Steve Clark-Hall, Tarquin Gotch, Waldo Roeg, Amanda Marmot|
|Writers||:||Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais|
In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.