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Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)

A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

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A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

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Amours et rock'n' roll  »

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Trivia

The teen idol from the 50s is here, Eddie "Kookie" Byrnes See more »

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The princess phone wasn't introduced until 1959, although this movie is set in 1956-57. Other telephones in the movie are also years ahead of their time. See more »

Connections

References New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Slippin' And Slidin'
Written by Little Richard, Eddie Bo, Albert Collins (as Al Collins), and James Smith
Performed by The HartAches
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excellent series
22 January 2000 | by (Melbourne,fl) – See all my reviews

I loved this mini series. It had a great blend of music and story. They should make more things like this.The actors were excellent. And all the original songs fit perfectly in with the time period. The Cameos by our generation actors excellent they fit in great. You could believe that it had really happened if it hadn't been for the warning at the front of the movie. I loved how they had the scenes focusing on the racial tension and stuff the whole nation semed to be dealing at the time.


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