Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

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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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The story of a wanna be who got to be. See more »

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Drama | Music

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

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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,018,636 (USA) (7 September 2001)

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$16,991,902 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Trivia

Tim "Ripper" Owens, who the movie is based on, now owns a bar/restaurant in Akron Ohio and has various concerts of local bands as well as classic stars, including himself The bar was featured on Jon Taffer's Bar Rescue. See more »

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The film takes place in 1985, but several of the songs played were not released until later. See more »

Quotes

Rob: Bradley's our new front man.
Chris: You've made your point... now, get him... out.
Rob: See this? This is the new PA he brought with him. Oh and that... that's the mixing board he brought with him too.
Chris: Have you heard the voice he's brought with him?
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Batman (1966) See more »

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Colorful
Written by Brian Vander Ark
Produced by Patrick Leonard
Performed by Chris Cole Band
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No real surprises, but a solid presentation.
13 January 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Nothing really unpredictable in this movie, but a solid flick in all respects. Everything from acting to cinematography was solid. Not a perfectly linear plot line, but there wasn't anything you couldn't see coming. Perhaps a tad melodramatic at points, but again, a fairly decent movie none the less. Definitely worth checking out. If in doubt of what film to rent over the weekend, give this a go. Though you may not feel like running out and buying it, I found it to be quite worth while.


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