2 user 2 critic

Drop Dead Rock (1996)

A down and out rock 'n roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star Spazz-O (Maynard), and hold him hostage so he will listen to their music and make them famous. The ... See full summary »



Watch Now

With Prime Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Bites (1993)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Story about a vampire who falls in love with a woman and tries to "re-humanize" himself in order to be with her.

Director: Malcolm Marmorstein
Stars: Adam Ant, Kimberly Foster, Roger Rose
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob.

Director: Adam Bernstein
Stars: Norman Reedus, Debbie Harry, Adrien Brody
Jubilee (1978)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman
Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox
Union City (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man is so obsessed with finding the person responsible for stealing his milk bottles that he ignores his beautiful young wife, who has other ideas on her mind.

Director: Marcus Reichert
Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Debbie Harry, Sam McMurray
Forever, Lulu (1987)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Director: Amos Kollek
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin
Spellcaster (1988)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle.

Director: Rafal Zielinski
Stars: Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady
Dead Beat (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In 1965, Rudy, a Midwestern high-school kid, moves to Albuquerque; lonely and friendless, he's attracted to Kit, slightly older, with a car, his own apartment, and spending money. Kit loves... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubov
Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Balthazar Getty, Max Perlich
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Bruce Dern, Michael Paré, Catherine Mary Stewart
Intimate Stranger (TV Movie 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A struggling bar singer takes a job as a phone-sex operator in order to make ends meet. One night she gets a call from a man who tricks her into listening while he murders a prostitute. ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Holzman
Stars: Debbie Harry, James Russo, Paige French
Unmade Beds (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

This is the story of Rico, a man who lives in New York in 1976 but who lives his own life in Paris during the time of the 'New Wave'. He is a photographer who thinks he's a gangster, a ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Poe
Stars: Baby Adams, Patti Astor, Lynnette Bean
Sunset Heat (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Eric is a photographer who lives back East. He is invited by his friend Danny to visit him in California. Before meeting Eric, Danny steals a million dollars from Carl, a drug dealer, who ... See full summary »

Director: John Nicolella
Stars: Michael Paré, Adam Ant, Dennis Hopper
L.A. Johns (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Thomas Calabro, Brittney Powell, John Terry


Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Donovan
Thor Sturmundrang (as Deborah Harry)
Ian Maynard ...
Shelly Mars ...
Robert Occhipinti ...
Riz Fairchild ...
Todd Anthony ...
Chelsey Parks ...
Holly Everest
Glenn Rothenberger ...
Lieutenant Cole
Billy Nicastro ...
Detective #1
Don Fitzgerald ...
Detective #2
Rafael De Los Santos ...
Maureen Goldfedder ...
Mrs. Marra


A down and out rock 'n roll band, Hindenburg, kidnap their favorite British rock star Spazz-O (Maynard), and hold him hostage so he will listen to their music and make them famous. The problem is, Spazz-O's ex-porn star wife Holly Everest (Parks) and his back-stabbing manager, Dave Donovan (Ant), can't wait to get their hands on his fortune, and have hired a hitman to do him in. Thanks to the media feeding frenzy, Spazz-O's career is hotter than ever. Enter media mogul Thor Sturmundrang (Harry) with a big advance check. Now Spazz-O is worth more alive than dead. Dave must outwit the bumbling band, clumsy cops, ruthless record execs and terrifying terrorists to get his just reward. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

March 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Bart Schoudel .. Mannequin Propulsion Co-ordinator See more »


Written by Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni
Performed by Adam Ant
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"I'm your inseminator!" and "By the way, that man is dead".
9 July 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a comic caper that pulls out all the stops in its story of a hasbeen shock rocker name Spazz-O, who is wasting so much of his limited wealth that his wife and manager, who are having an affair, plot to have him killed by a hitman. Before that can happen, he is kidnapped by a neverwas rock group aptly named Hindenberg who hold him for ransom. This is the jumping off point for one of the craziest, most colorful and broad satires of the music scene you're likely to see for some time to come. It's basically O.Henry's THE RANSOM OF RED CHEIF updated to the 90s and cranked up to the max with every rock music cliche thrown into the mix. The script is very funny and the direction is colorful. Special kudos to Ian Maynard as the "great" Spazzo-O, the kind of guy who puts an air conditioner in his sauna because he's sweating in there. Anyone who knows the music business or is a fan of heavy metal will be especially tickled by the cameos appearances of some authentic rock stars. And that song, "Inseminator" is a hoot. Both it and the movie are destined for cult status.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where? wgoblin
Discuss Drop Dead Rock (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: