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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
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The first protesting mother seen outside the KISS concert (with brown curly hair and glasses) is Pamela Bowen, credited as the MATMOK Lieutenant. Pamela Bowen was the real-life spouse of Paul Stanley, lead singer and guitar player for KISS. They divorced in 2001. See more »
In the concert scene, when Jam jumps up to catch Peter Criss's drumstick, he already has one of his drumsticks in his right hand. However, when he catches Peter's, he catches it with his right hand. See more »
[Guido's car is ramming the Volvo]
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The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »
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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