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Rock Star (2001)

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



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Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist


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 »


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Metal God  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When the crowds are filing in for Izzy's debut, the ticket taker rips the tickets in half but does not return the stubs. See more »


Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager: Whatever rolls your beanie baby.
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Crazy Credits

Repeated outtakes of the reporter. See more »


References Grease (1978) See more »


Stand Up
Written by Sammy Hagar
Produced by Tom Werman
Performed by Steel Dragon and Blood Pollution
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User Reviews

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.


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