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Warning: Parental Advisory (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy | Music  -  21 April 2002 (USA)
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The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.

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The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.

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Censorship is a dirty word.

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Dee Snider's speech before the Senate is, word for word, the exact same speech he gave during the real Senate hearings in 1985. See more »

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The end credits state none of Frank Zappa's albums received a Parental Advisory sticker, when in fact "Jazz From Hell" (ironically a purely instrumental album) was tagged with a Parental Advisory warning by the distributor. See more »

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During the final credits, the movie cuts back and forth between the video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" and shots of the movie's cast and crew dancing and singing along with the song. See more »

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DEE SNIDER RULES
5 May 2003 | by (Rio Grande do Sul) – See all my reviews

Dee Snider rules. He is fantastic. He is a real funny guy. Its too bad that MTV decide to do THE OSBORNS insted of THE SNIDERS.

Warning: Parental Advisory fails only in not to show the entire speech of mr.Zappa! If interested you should do a Google search to find a copy of this. Tim Guinee looks just like mr.Denver, and Griffin Dunne looks just like mr.Zappa, but in a shorty version.

The scenes involving the creation of the PMRC were ok,Mariel Hemingway is great as Tipper Gore and in general, the movie moved along at an ok pace. The senate hearing itself should have taken up a LOT more time. The most important part of the story was rushed.

Jason Priestley did his best job in years. Is good to see him working again, and he looks just like MCS, a friend of mine.

THIS MOVIE IS INDICATED FOR ANY FAN OF GOOD OLD GLITTER ROCK.

TWISTED SISTER AND JONH DENVER RULES.


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