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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 »

Goofs

Bill Haley is shown performing at the start of part 2 as a solo act. In the 1950s (and indeed throughout his rock and roll career) he always worked in conjunction with The Comets. The band shown backing Haley at the start of part 2 is not The Comets. See more »

Connections

References New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae and James Edwards
Performed by The Chords
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If this movie gets released on DVD, I'll buy a DVD player.
23 January 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Superior old-fashioned entertainment; all story with no unnecessary filler. Very refreshing for this era. Bonnie Sommerville was outstanding; her facial eloquences expressing all the feelings from joy and happiness, to pain and sorrow, were absolutely wonderful. She made the movie story seem believable. The new music in the film, shows that great tunes with harmony, substance, melody, and excitement can still be written and performed.


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