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Air Guitar Nation -- AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the US Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity.


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6 October 2007 (Japan) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dan Crane ... Björn Türoque

David S. Jung ... 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
S. Craig Zahler ... Czar
Paul Fichera ... Himself
Erika Szanto ... Herself
Elana Berkowitz ... Herself
Melinda Murphy ... Herself
Julie Schuck ... Super Julie
Malia Sias ... Trans Am Mama
Michael C. Carroll ... The Goober

Christian Finnegan ... New York Emcee
Ultan Guilfoyle ... New York Judge
Adam Crystal ... New York Judge
Gavin McInnes ... New York Judge
Nancy Conrad ... Family
Janice Lubbin ... Family
Koock E. Jung ... Family
Hongja Jung ... Family
Kim Shapiro ... Family
Zoe Wolff ... Family
Sam Laybourne ... Scott Blossom

Peter Cilella ... Clayton Sweeney

Winston Story ... Kid Wicked

Angela Shelton ... Cherry Vanilla
Shawn Mason ... Dick Maynard
Matthew Johndrow ... Air Biscuit

Aaron Semmel ... Himself
Sara Szewyck ... Nikki Tits
Ryan Flynn ... Benjamin Walkin
Gordon Hintz ... Krye Tuff
Jerry McNamara ... Himself
Lesa Barnes ... Ms. AAA - Arizona Air Axe
Dan Kapelovitz ... Air Messiah
Jason Strzelczyk ... Himself
Steve Krieger ... Journalist
Kyle Ingleman ... Himself
Nick Pell ... Himself
Anand Motwani ... Himself
Garron Williams ... Himself

Greg Behrendt ... Los Angeles Emcee

Tom Morello ... Los Angeles Judge
Nina Gordon ... Los Angeles Judge
Roy Traiken ... Los Angeles Judge
Jukka Takalo ... Himself
Tappani Launonen ... Himself
Anni Kokko ... Herself
Kai Latvalehdolle ... Student of Oulu / Aknestik
Vesa Kupilalle ... Student of Oulu / Aknestik
Mikko Rautalinille ... Student of Oulu / Aknestik
Maako Häröselle ... Student of Oulu / Aknestik
Henrik Andersson ... Finals Judge
Angela McCoy ... Finals Judge
Juha Torvinen ... Finals Judge

Zac Munro ... Qualifying Judge (as Zac 'The Magnet' Munro)
Timo Pesonen ... Qualifying Judge (as Timo 'Taavi' Pesonen)
Karoliina Brodsky ... Qualifying Judge
Luca Gargano ... Finals Emcee
Matti Yionen ... Qualifying Emcee
Jordi Nieuwenburg ... Funky Jordi
Mark Hadfield ... Roxy McStagger
Kris Achten ... Stan Kreich
Erikki Lilja ... Donaldo Galvosukiai
Dave Rowlands ... McInroe
Marco Bartolini ... Marc Airminator Wolfscorner
Andre Ulriksen ... Himself
Mike Kaden ... The Judge
Niko Alm ... Air alm
Jussi Arhinmaki ... Kakkis
Petri Kalmari ... Himself
Ian Stafford ... The Red Plectrum
Hilkks Suranto ... Gore Kitty
Dakota Smith ... Reporter
Miri Park ... Sonyk Rok
Fatima Hoang ... Rockness Monster

Brian May ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Laybourne ... Scott Blossom

Mark Teich ... Terry Van Exell
Tim Enstice ... Roadie (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexandra Lipsitz 
Produced by
Anna Barber .... producer
Damien Breen .... associate producer
Dan Cutforth .... producer
Cedric Devitt .... executive producer
Casey Kriley .... associate producer
Jane Lipsitz .... producer
Kriston Rucker .... executive producer
Scott Shatsky .... co-producer
Timothy Sullivan .... co-producer
Original Music by
Dan Crane 
Cinematography by
Tony Sacco  (as Anthony Sacco)
Tony Sacco 
Film Editing by
Conor O'Neill 
Clark Andrew Vogeler (co-editor)
Costume Design by
Minji Kim 
Sound Department
Douglas V. Carney .... post-production sound mixer
Keith A. Garcia .... sound supervisor
Chad Gillies .... sound re-recording mixer
Joshua Hilson .... sound mixer
Gavin Marshall .... sound recordist: UK
Todd D. Reynolds .... sound editor
Rafael Sienkiewicz .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Allen Kelly .... digital colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Feather .... camera operator
Caroline Harting .... camera operator
Morgan Harting .... camera operator
Gabe Landau .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Alexandre Lehmann .... camera operator
Sam Levy .... camera operator
Alexandra Lipsitz .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Ryan McDonnell .... camera operator
Tim Fenoglio .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Randy L. Anderson .... color timer
Bri Dellinger .... assistant editor
Ben Edwards .... on-line editor
Jose Guzman .... assistant editor
William Hoppins .... post-production coordinator
Derek Mok .... assistant editor
Music Department
Matt Rocker .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Roxane Davis .... consultant
Winston Emano .... publicist
Tom Etlinger .... production assistant
David Magdael .... publicist
Tali Mansfield .... production coordinator
Tracy Nayer .... intern
Jackie Robbins .... assistant to executive producers (as Jacqueline Robbins)
Richard Roll .... production legal services

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity
USA:81 min
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wacky fun, 31 December 2007
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

"Air Guitar Nation" is probably the best documentary ever made about a non-subject. Air Guitar, for those unfamiliar with the term, is the art of playing heavy metal guitar sans the actual guitar. It's what every spastic, tone-deaf teenager with dreams of one day becoming the next Jimi Hendrix has done in the privacy of his own bedroom since the late 1960's. Who could ever have imagined that a whole subculture and cottage industry would one day spring up around an activity that most of us probably never admitted to doing even to our closest buddies?

Yet, that is exactly what has happened, and in its rise to semi-"respectability," Air Guitar has gathered unto itself a bevy of impassioned, hardcore fans who see nothing crazy in cheering on a wannabe guitarist as he mimics the moves of actual music-making immortals like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton on stage. Indeed, the Air Guitar movement even boasts its own roster of revered icons and pioneers and has established well-attended competitions on the local, national and international level as a means of showcasing its finest talents and garnering itself some much-needed publicity. The movie follows two of the key figures in the field, C-Diddy and Bjorn Turoque - each with his own very different hard rocker persona - as they head to the 2003 Air Guitar championship held in Oulu, Finland.

The basic charm of "Air Guitar Nation" lies in its ability to acknowledge the silliness of the whole concept while, at the same time, evincing a genuine, heartfelt affection for both the activity and those who participate in it. Indeed, far more time is spent getting to know the "musicians" as people than in watching them actually perform. What is most striking about the young men is just how reserved, shy and self-effacing they are by nature until they take to the stage and simply cut loose with all their wild gesticulations and antics at the behest of the adoring crowd. It is then that they become truly transformed, so much so that even the most cynical scoffer may find himself caught up in the spirit of the moment, sweating out the contest's ultimate outcome right along with the participants. The men also face their inexplicable status as celebrities with a clear-eyed rationality, not taking themselves or their accomplishments all that seriously (their satirical names alone reflect that playful spirit), a fact that makes the whole thing at least palatable for those who still may not quite "get it" even after the closing credits have rolled on by.

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