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Air Guitar Nation (2006)

It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way ... See full summary »

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Björn Türoque
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C-Diddy (as David Jung)
Hadia Ackerman ...
Jam Toast
Lance Kasten ...
The Shred
Ryan Kelly ...
Himself
John Filion ...
Johnny Rocket
Ralph Martin ...
Rufus Sewer
John Daniel Harding Jr. ...
Himself
Lucy Harrison ...
Snatchface
Rory O'Flaherty ...
Air do well
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Czar
Paul Fichera ...
Himself
Erika Szanto ...
Herself
Elana Berkowitz ...
Herself
Melinda Murphy ...
Herself
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It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships and the personal journeys of those talented contestants who are vying to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States. Every August, the Air Guitar World Championships bring thousands of fans all the way to Oulu, Finland to see the world's best air guitarists battle it out for 60 seconds of mock stardom. For years, the USA was missing in action. Enter the first official US Air Guitar Championships. What starts as a friendly contest above a New York strip club becomes a battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, the world stage. Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension - and of course invisible guitars - this tension filled ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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6 October 2007 (Japan)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,035, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

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$71,471, 12 August 2007
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A fun, easy-to-watch doc.
21 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Set around the 2003 Annual Air Guitar World Championship Contest, and in particular around the first-time American participants, Air Guitar Nation plays like a tournament movie, pitting two opponents against each other, the "favorite" C-Diddy and the "relentless challenger" Björn Türoque.

Don't be deterred by the overall silliness (which everyone acknowledges) and gives this documentary a chance. It's a joy to watch, from the inventive structure to the obvious fun the contestants have taking on their "rock star" personas. No these dudes aren't really like that, they're taking on a role! And having a blast doing it too! Air Guitar Nation certainly isn't a must-watch but it's a very nice watch. Very original and a lot of fun. A refreshing documentary which doesn't take itself seriously and doesn't tackle a serious matter either.


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