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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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kiss | band | concert | teenager | high school | See more »

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Kiss The Rules Goodbye. 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£96,504 (UK) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

SGD 292,958 (Singapore) (28 January 2000)
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Trivia

KISS re-enacted a '70s-era concert with approx 3,000 fans for the filming of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the mother picks up the record from the turntable she is looking at Side 2 of the KISS album, "Love Gun". "I Stole Your Love", the song that almost blows her through the chair, is the first song of Side 1. See more »

Quotes

Scalper: Check it out, man. The question you gotta ask yourself is how badly do you wanna see the greatest fucking rock and roll show on the fucking Earth, right? We're talking about Gene and Paul live, dog! I'm talking about the most voluptuous women hanging out in the audience. I'm talking big breasteses, and tight vesteses, my friend! You're talking people passing around joints in the audience. You're talking about fuckin' Detroit Rock City, brother.
[points to strip club]
Scalper: Shake your wee-wee!
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References Underdog (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies Room
Written by Gene Simmons
Performed by KISS
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Almost perfect!!!
29 April 2002 | by (The Thuderdome, b**ch!!) – See all my reviews

Detroit Rock City Is a very weel made comedy film,that gives the audience EXTREMELY good laughs,first rate acting,and an original script.Four teens lose they're concert tickets to go see Kiss,so they win a contest on the radio.Then they go drive to Detroit for the concert.Not much to say about this film,but I guarantee that it is a great movie to watch.There is only two small flaw in Detroit Rock City,and that flaw is that it didnt seem long enough,and that the ending seemed like it was an easy way to end the movie.One last thing,some of the lines in this film was damn FUNNY.Detroit Rock City is a great movie to watch.8 out of 10.


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