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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)  »

Also Known As:

Amours et rock'n' roll  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

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

Soundtracks

To Be Loved
Written by Berry Gordy, Gwendolyn Gordy and Billy Davis (as Tyrah Carlo)
Performed by Terence Trent D'Arby
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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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