Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous.
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Words fail me on how great this film is. The obvious Fellini influence combined with a love and knowledge of Blackpool (and tatty English resorts in general), British Music Hall comedy and Vegas showbiz into a hallucinogenic treatise on how comedy can be both an art of love and violence, both being infused with a strain of anarchy. Hmmm... I guess words don't fail me after all.