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Detroit Rock City (1999)

 -  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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Rock and roll all night. Party every day. 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£96,504 (UK) (22 October 1999)

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SGD 292,958 (Singapore) (28 January 2000)
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Each of the members of the band Mystery (Hawk, Trip, Jam, and Lex) mirror the members of the band KISS and even get together with girls appropriate to their counterparts: Hawk is like Paul Stanley, and gets the supermodel; Jam is like Peter Criss, and gets Beth (named after his solo song); Trip is like Ace Frehley, and gets the spacey girl; and Lex is like Gene Simmons, and gets Christine (named after one of his trademark songs). See more »

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When Mrs. Bruce hands Jam the K-Mart box, the K-Mart logo on the corner changes from one style of logo to a completely different style between shots. (Clearly visible in full-screen.) See more »

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Hawk: [Kenny throws him on the ground after using his head to wipe up pizza] Oh, that's not very nice, man!
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Detroit Rock City ?............. Awesome !!!
19 March 2007 | by (Rome Italy) – See all my reviews

This movie was great,funny,cool,realistic and entertaining The Story of four teens who play in a KISS cover band who got tickets to go see KISS in Detroit, but a series of unfortunate events stop them from going to see the concert,and they don't stop at nothing to get all the way to Detroit for the Show of their lives.

The Best thing about this movie is that the characters are believable, they are exactly what you would expect, and they act exactly like normal teenagers would in the late 70', in most teen movies you see the usual cliché's, but not here.

All in all this movie is very entertaining, you never get bored, and the movie really puts you in these guys shoes and feel just like they would in that type of situation.Plus the movie is filled with an awesome soundtrack, with bands like AC/DC, Van Halen and of course KISS who also appear in the film.

So my advice to you (if you like good ol Rock n' Roll and Fun movies) is to rent Detroit Rock City invite some friends and Have a great Time.


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