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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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Kiss The Rules Goodbye. 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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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

KISS re-enacted a '70s-era concert with approx 3,000 fans for the filming of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the boys are seen driving into Detroit, they are driving across a bridge into the city. The only bridges into Detroit come from Canada and Belle Isle, neither of which would be possible for them. See more »

Quotes

Trip: Just one more day of school to get through, girlies, before tomorrow night, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan! You wanted the best...
All Boys: You got the best! The hottest band in the world... KISS!
[exhale loudly, imitating the sound of a screaming crowd]
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Written by Bill Fries and Chip Davis
Performed by Bill Fries (as CW McCall)
Courtesy of American Gramophone 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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