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Detroit Rock City (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  13 August 1999 (USA)
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A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

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Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians. Written by an Urban Achiever

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Disco Sucks! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for strong language, drug use and sex-related content | See all certifications »

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13 August 1999 (USA)  »

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The Kiss Movie  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,005,512 (USA) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

SGD 292,958 (Singapore) (28 January 2000)
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The confessional booth was about as big as a airplane bathroom. See more »

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After the Volvo is hit repeatedly on the highway, no damage is visible to the car in subsequent scenes. See more »

Quotes

Jam: Jeremiah, it's time to go!
[walks in Jam's room, Jam stands up quickly to pull up his window shade, hiding the KISS poster pinned to it]
Jam: *What* are you doing?
Jam: [trying to find an excuse] Just, uh, whooh, gettin' a little sunshine!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, two kids from a previous scene come on screen and say, "We don't have any KISS tickets." "Yeah, KISS sucks!" See more »

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References Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick (Live at Budokan)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Detroit Rock City rocks!
19 July 2000 | by (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

My summary says it all. This movie did rock! It had funny characters, a funny story and an awesome soundtrack, especially Van Halen's Runnin' with the Devil.

The story is set in Cleveland, 1978. Four boys, Hawk, Jam, Lex and Trip who are part of a rock band named Mystery which is modeled after their favorite band, KISS. They bought tickets to see them and go on a road trip to Detroit and get into many misadventures dealing with an angry mother, some tough jocks, some disco freaks, a stolen car and an attempt to win money.

This movie was Eddie Furlong's second best(T2 was the first) and it was a takeoff for the other guys. The only thing I would've changed was the mood, it seemed just a little dark for my taste but it was still an awesome movie. 9/10


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