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Detroit Rock City (1999)

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A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who 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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Disco Sucks! See more »

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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,193,025 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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The film crew had considered editing the film down from an R rating down to a PG-13 but they then thought that it would have been disastrous. See more »

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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 »

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Mrs. Bruce: God forbid one day you have a son like you, Jeremiah. A boy who lies through his teeth, buys demonic records, and smokes the dope!
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Highway To Hell
Written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Bon Scott (as Bon Scott)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Produced by Marilyn Manson
Courtesy of Nothing/Interscope Records
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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!


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