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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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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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The Kiss Movie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,005,512 (USA) (15 August 1999)

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$4,217,115 (USA)
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Trivia

Beth's religion in the movie is Judaism. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, Furlong rolls up the Volvo's window, in the distant shots the window is down, then on the close ups it is up again. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: Christine stole it! Asleep, my ass. The Stella booted with your mom's wheels.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, two kids from a previous scene come on screen and say, "We don't have any KISS tickets." "Yeah, KISS sucks!" See more »

Connections

References Billy Jack (1971) See more »

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We've Only Just Begun
Written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols
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One word:Rockin
5 December 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

I liked detroit rock city for one reason and one reason only. I am a metal fan and this movie brought to the big screen the adrenalin fueled craziness that is Kiss and hard rock music in general. Anybody looking for "depth" in this, has the wrong movie. I like all types of movies and sometimes I like my movies deep. But not all the time. Sometimes I want to smile. Sometimes I want to be entertained. This movie does that and it does that well.

I think the bottom line is, if you are a Kiss fan or fan of hard rock in general you will love this. If you are not such a fan, but still open to movies where the sole purpose is to entertain you may like it. But if you hate Kiss or have no interest in their type of music in general your more likely to have no particular interest in this. Me, I thought it was great! Kiss forever! Rock and Roll all night!


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