Take It or Leave It is a 1981 film about the british ska/pop band Madness, directed by the owner of Madness label Stiff Records, Dave Robinson, who also directed the band's music videos. The film's budget was paid by the members of Madness, with 20 000 £ each (140 000 £) and the rest of 250 000 £ by Stiff.
The genre of the film is between documentary, drama and comedy. It takes you back to Camden Town, London, in a grey day in January 1976. The three friends Lee Thompson, Chris Foreman and Mike Barson start to play music together. Along the way their band suffers numerous arguments and changes in their line-up before finding success in the final scene, with a full piece Madness going out to a packed, screaming arena.