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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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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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They came. They saw. They rocked. 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)

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

The Detroit Rock City poster was designed and drawn by artist Phil Roberts. 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

Trip: Fuck, it's Elvis!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits go from orange-red to blue See more »

Connections

Features The Sonny and Cher Show (1976) See more »

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Every 1's A Winner
Written by Errol Brown
Performed by Hot Chocolate
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A whole lot of fun
12 April 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about four teenagers, Hawk (Furlong), Jam (Huntington), Lex (Andrews), and Trip (Debello). They plan on seeing Kiss, but Jam accidentally takes Trip's jacket home, with the tickets inside. While Jam is at school, his mom, a complete bible-maniac, finds the tickets and burns them. She proceeds to take Jam to a boarding school. The boys are bummed out, but they hear on the radio that the 10th caller who can give the real names of the band members gets 4 front row tickets and 4 backstage passes to the Kiss concert. Trip wins the contest, and off they go to rescue Jam, and head for Detroit.

I won't go into what happens there. All I'm gonna tell you is, this movie is hilarious. Go watch it for a great time.


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