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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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Lex
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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 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  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The Bassett Hound which brings Lex the Frisbee is the same dog that appears in a number of television commercials for Maytag appliances. See more »

Goofs

When Jam's mother lights the KISS tickets, she goes to set them in the canister and the tickets are face down. The next close-up shot of the tickets burning, they are facing up. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: [Kenny throws him on the ground after using his head to wipe up pizza] Oh, that's not very nice, man!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Running With The Devil
Written by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Detroit Rock City rocks!
19 July 2000 | by (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

My summary says it all. This movie did rock! It had funny characters, a funny story and an awesome soundtrack, especially Van Halen's Runnin' with the Devil.

The story is set in Cleveland, 1978. Four boys, Hawk, Jam, Lex and Trip who are part of a rock band named Mystery which is modeled after their favorite band, KISS. They bought tickets to see them and go on a road trip to Detroit and get into many misadventures dealing with an angry mother, some tough jocks, some disco freaks, a stolen car and an attempt to win money.

This movie was Eddie Furlong's second best(T2 was the first) and it was a takeoff for the other guys. The only thing I would've changed was the mood, it seemed just a little dark for my taste but it was still an awesome movie. 9/10


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