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Detroit Rock City (1999)

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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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You gotta lose your mind at Detroit Rock City! See more »


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kiss Movie  »

Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Jam's mom smokes Newport cigarettes. See more »


In the end credits for musical listings, for the songs by the band UFO, singer Phil Mogg's last name is misspelled (as "Moog.") See more »


Lex: [encounters several snarling dogs] Oh, God, God if you get me out of this, I swear, I will never pull my pork again!
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Manfred Symphony
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
Performed by the Oslo Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Chandos Records
by arrangement with Koch International and Source/Q
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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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