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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£96,504 (UK) (22 October 1999)

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

The two girls in the movie are named Beth and Christine, a reference to the KISS songs "Beth" and "Christine Sixteen". See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1978, but as the cast arrive in Detoit for the concert a Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions wall mural can be seen among the cityscape shots. He didn't play for the Lions until 1989. See more »

Quotes

Barbara: Christine? Christine! You googatz in the head or something? We are on the side of the freakin' highway!
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Crazy Credits

The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »

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References Schoolhouse Rock! (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing Can Keep Me From You
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by KISS
Produced by Rob Cavallo
Courtesy of Mercury Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group
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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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