6.8/10
31,194
193 user 41 critic

Detroit Rock City (1999)

In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
5,000 ( 299)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Lex
...
Trip (as James De Bello)
...
...
Jam
...
...
...
Miles Dougal ...
...
...
...
Rodger Barton ...
Kathryn Haggis ...
David Gardner ...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They came. They saw. They rocked. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, drug use and sex-related content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Furlong auditioned for the role of Trip. See more »

Goofs

When the boys and Christine are in the car, after Christine calls Jam "Germ", Jam reaches up to grab the joint that Hawk is handing him. But, when we see Hawk, he is just then handing back the joint. See more »

Quotes

MC: And the winner is... Sir Loin!
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

Rock And Roll All Night
(Garage Version)
Written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley
Vocals performed by Mystery (Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello (as James De Bello),
Edward Furlong and Sam Huntington)
Backing music performed by The Devil Roosevelt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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!


41 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page