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Detroit Rock City (1999)

In 1978, four rebellious teenagers 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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In October of 1978, 4 high school students disappeared outside Detroit, Michigan. 20 years later, their footage was found. 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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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,193,025 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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Trivia

Jam's mom smokes Newport cigarettes. See more »

Goofs

Pizza on the car windshield. In the distance shots, there's just a single glob and nothing else. In the close-ups, there is a ton of splatter that isn't there in the distance shots. See more »

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Christine: A tease? What the hell did I do to tease you mongoloids?
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The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) 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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A whole lot of fun
12 April 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about four teenagers, Hawk (Furlong), Jam (Huntington), Lex (Andrews), and Trip (Debello). They plan on seeing Kiss, but Jam accidentally takes Trip's jacket home, with the tickets inside. While Jam is at school, his mom, a complete bible-maniac, finds the tickets and burns them. She proceeds to take Jam to a boarding school. The boys are bummed out, but they hear on the radio that the 10th caller who can give the real names of the band members gets 4 front row tickets and 4 backstage passes to the Kiss concert. Trip wins the contest, and off they go to rescue Jam, and head for Detroit.

I won't go into what happens there. All I'm gonna tell you is, this movie is hilarious. Go watch it for a great time.


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