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Detroit Rock City (1999)

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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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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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$15,000,000 (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

Each of the members of the band Mystery (Hawk, Trip, Jam, and Lex) mirror the members of the band KISS and even get together with girls appropriate to their counterparts: Hawk is like Paul Stanley, and gets the supermodel; Jam is like Peter Criss, and gets Beth (named after his solo song); Trip is like Ace Frehley, and gets the spacey girl; and Lex is like Gene Simmons, and gets Christine (named after one of his trademark songs). See more »

Goofs

This movie is set in 1978. In the store before he gets beat up, Trip see's a kid playing the Kiss pinball machine which did not come out until 1979. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: [drives up to radio station] Here we are. Ample time to grab the tickets, and God was smiling down on us tonight.
Jam: That's funny, I figured he'd be pissed as hell at me!
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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 Dance Fever (1979) See more »

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Black Magic Woman
Written by Peter Green
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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4 kids do ANYTHING for KISS tickets in 1978
6 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious...not a brainy or brilliant picture but it carries some off-the-wall moments that make it all worthwhile. The dialogue is unflinchingly crude and certain scenes will just catch you off-guard...definately worth your time. Don't worry if you aren't into KISS...it's more about their journey TO the concert.


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