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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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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  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

A large portion of this movie, including scenes at the church and Blump's Burgers, were filmed at King and Church Streets in Toronto, Canada. In fact, the "Blump's Burgers" sign was still there even after the movie was released in theaters. See more »

Goofs

This movie is set in 1978. In the store before he gets beat up, Trip see's a kid playing the Kiss pinball machine which did not come out until 1979. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: [Kenny throws him on the ground after using his head to wipe up pizza] Oh, that's not very nice, man!
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Crazy Credits

The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies Room
Written by Gene Simmons
Performed by KISS
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Detroit Rock City ?............. Awesome !!!
19 March 2007 | by (Rome Italy) – See all my reviews

This movie was great,funny,cool,realistic and entertaining The Story of four teens who play in a KISS cover band who got tickets to go see KISS in Detroit, but a series of unfortunate events stop them from going to see the concert,and they don't stop at nothing to get all the way to Detroit for the Show of their lives.

The Best thing about this movie is that the characters are believable, they are exactly what you would expect, and they act exactly like normal teenagers would in the late 70', in most teen movies you see the usual cliché's, but not here.

All in all this movie is very entertaining, you never get bored, and the movie really puts you in these guys shoes and feel just like they would in that type of situation.Plus the movie is filled with an awesome soundtrack, with bands like AC/DC, Van Halen and of course KISS who also appear in the film.

So my advice to you (if you like good ol Rock n' Roll and Fun movies) is to rent Detroit Rock City invite some friends and Have a great Time.


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