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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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Trip (as James De Bello)
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Jam
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Miles Dougal ...
Elvis
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Bobby
Rodger Barton ...
Mr. Bumsteen
Kathryn Haggis ...
Mrs. Bumsteen
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Priest
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Amanda Finch
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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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In October of 1978, 4 high school students disappeared outside Detroit, Michigan. 20 years later, their footage was found. 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) (15 August 1999)

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$4,217,115 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Furlong's strip scene at the 'It's Raining Men' club was done in about four takes. See more »

Goofs

When Father McNulty is choking on a 'shroom, he fills his glass with liquid from a decanter. However, his glass was already half-full. See more »

Quotes

Lex: [lifts up pillow to see the spilled bong on the bed] Trip, you asshole!
Trip: What?
Lex: Man, you spilled the bong water all over the bed!
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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 Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Muskrat Love
Written by Willis Alan Ramsey
Performed by Captain & Tennille
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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This movie rocks!
20 April 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I really don't see why this movie tanked and why it is hated by many. Maybe its poor box office performance was due partly to its R-rating, being that it appeals to a predominantly teenage demographic. But I found it to be funny, entertaining and downright awesome!

This is not a nostalgic piece. Other than the music, this film's characters seemed to be fished out of contemporary society. So the older viewers might not enjoy it QUITE as much. I have to say, my only disappointment was that Kiss only got to perform once, at the very end. Other than that, this is just a wildly funny comic ride with good performances from the main cast, as well as the supporting--Lin Shaye stands out as the ultra-protective, Bible-toting, chain-smoking mother who regards Kiss as "Knights in Satan's Service." Joe Flaherty, of SCTV fame, also has a funny cameo.

What can I say? I laughed a lot. I bobbed my head to the music. I had fun. That pretty much does it for me.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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