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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

At 14:43 seconds in the film, on the wall you can see a Jimmy Carter portrait. See more »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to take place in 1978. The hubcaps on the Volvo were not released until 1986. See more »

Quotes

[Trip calls Lex's mom a dyke]
Lex: Just because she's a female gynecologist, doesn't mean she's a lesbian. And even if she was, at least my mom didn't give birth to me while she was on LSD.
Trip: 'Shrooms!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Radar Love
Written by Barry Hay and George Kooymans
Performed by Golden Earring
Courtesy of MCA Records and Red Bullet Productions B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets and Red Bullet Productions B.V.
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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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