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Rock Star (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  7 September 2001 (USA)
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Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist
Jason Bonham ...
A.C., Steel Dragon Drummer
Jeff Pilson ...
Jorgen, Steel Dragon Bassist
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Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager
Blas Elias ...
Donny Johnson, Blood Pollution Drummer
Nick Catanese ...
Xander Cummins, Blood Pollution Guitarist
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Ricki Bell, Blood Pollution Bassist
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Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist
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Storyline

Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way - but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers - mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated - until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god - the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants - and discovers it's not ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Dream big. Live the life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content | See all certifications »

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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£294,973 (UK) (11 January 2002)

Gross:

£536,444 (UK) (18 January 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Mark Wahlberg tumbled down the stairs for Izzy's first Steel Dragon performance, he did it at a real rock concert. At first the unaware fans thought he'd fallen for real and were shocked into silence. After a few takes they realized it was an act and stopped caring. See more »

Goofs

After Izzy falls down the stairs, his head is bleeding. He walks backstage after the first song, wipes nearly all the blood off his face. Back onstage 2 seconds later, and he has blood all over his forehead and face. This is NOT a goof, due to the scalp being highly vascular, and thus bleeds profusely from any cut. See more »

Quotes

[from interviews after Chris/Izzy has quit Steel Dragon]
Kirk: Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's much ado about nothing isn't it? There's still four of us left. We're the original four. We're not going anywhere.
A.C. - Drummer, Steel Dragon: Look for the last time I don't give a fuck where he is and I don't really care if I ever see that little bastard again.
Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager: He said to me, um, I need to take a piss. That's it. Uh, "Mats", he said, "I really need a piss."
Chris: I just think one day I realized it wasn't for me anymore. You know? Just ...
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Crazy Credits

The guys in Steel Dragon dancing on stage to a Marky Mark song. See more »

Connections

Spoofs All That Jazz (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Once in a Lifetime
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Stand up and Shoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuutttttttt!!!!!!!!
20 September 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I must admit I wasn't expecting much on this movie. I was surprised I truly enjoyed it as much as I did. The script wasn't oscar material, but it wasn't horrible either. The acting was great by Mark Wahlberg. Jennifer Aniston had a great supporting role, and looked lovely as ever. What made this movie for me was the music. If you do not like 80's glam metal or hair bands, then you probably wont like this movie. Its all about being a rockstar. Some cliche's were present, but didn't bring down the movie at all. I would recommend it to anyone who likes rock and roll and remember to Stand up and Shout!!! 8 of 10 for great acting and awesome music.

Jason


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