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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 »

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Dave Donovan
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Thor Sturmundrang (as Deborah Harry)
Ian Maynard ...
Spazz-O
Shelly Mars ...
Andie
Robert Occhipinti ...
Chick
Riz Fairchild ...
Scratch
Todd Anthony ...
Dino
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Bonnie
Chelsey Parks ...
Holly Everest
Glenn Rothenberger ...
Brock
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Lieutenant Cole
Billy Nicastro ...
Detective #1
Don Fitzgerald ...
Detective #2
Rafael De Los Santos ...
Jorge
Maureen Goldfedder ...
Mrs. Marra
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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

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"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.


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