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Detroit Rock City (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  13 August 1999 (USA)
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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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Rated R for strong language, drug use and sex-related content | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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SGD 292,958 (Singapore) (28 January 2000)
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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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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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