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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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Lyne Danner
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Tyler Hart
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Janice Danner
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Allen Kogan
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Howard Danner
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Marsha Stokes
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Mookie Gilliland
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Dotson
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Paul Terranova
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Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
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Corby Judd (Part 1)
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Little Richard
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Joe Hart (Part 1) (as James Brett Rice)
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Rob Kamen
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Bobby Icovella
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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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7 November 1999 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #7.32 (1999) See more »

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Dead Man's Curve
Written by Jan Berry, Roger Christian, Brian Wilson and Artie Kornfeld
Performed by Mark Hoppus and Thomas DeLonge of Blink 182
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From a teens point of view: simply awesome...
10 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Shake, Rattle and Roll is one of the most decent movies I have seen in a long while. Giving teens like myself a good taste of the 50's/60's were like and I believe really taking people like our parents back to those days when they were growing up. Lynn and Tyler are two very well portrayed characters as are Marsha and Morris. I found the smoothness of the movie very noticeable. It really moved along well. It was refreshing to see artists such as KC & JoJo and Blink 182, from our generation playing characters of our parents' generation. This is a tremendous movie that I highly recommend to any age audience. Everyone can get something out of this movie. I personally adored it, heck I wouldn't be up at 11:30 on a school night writing about it if I didn't. :)


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