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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Burner
Deborah Yates ...
Pamela Stone
Susan Baker
Andrew Norris
Jim Beatty ...
Richard Dillard ...
Senator Sam
Sen. Paula Hawkins
Donald Bean


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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By the filming of this movie, Dee Snider was the only one of the three musicians who testified before Congress that was still alive to play himself in the film. John Denver had died in a plane crash in 1997, and Frank Zappa died in 1993 of prostate cancer. Their parts were both played by actors, while Snider played his own part. See more »


Tipper Gore says she was dancing with her kids to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", and comments on the lyrics of the next song, "Darling Nikki". Both songs appear on the soundtrack to Purple Rain, but the songs are tracks 1 and 5; they are not consecutive. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Freedom to hear
24 May 2005 | by (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

"Why do people think negative?" This is what this film will help you realize that there is joy in everything you see or listen to. Thinking negative will reach you nowhere. If people have problems with listening to rock music or heavy metal, then they don't need to listen to it, but then they also do not have the right to stop others from not listening to some great rock music.

All in all, I suggest that this film SHOULD be viewed by conservative religious type of people who have closed minds, which will help clear their brains.

This film is a good entertainment and education. Oh by the way, I think Deborah Yates looks really HOT! Enjoy! Mr. NEIL BHATIA

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