Adventures of Power (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  20 January 2008 (USA)
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In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.



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Credited cast:
Michael Fong
Dallas Houston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Accinelli ...
Seattle Grrl (as Jenny Barbosa)
Karen Berg ...
Dallas's Girl
Paul Boruff ...
Hippie Musician
Seattle Grrl
Markie Dunn ...
Dick Houston


ADVENTURES OF POWER is an epic comedy about a mine-worker named Power whose love of drums and lack of musical skill has turned him into the ridiculed "air drummer" of his small town. But when Power's union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who just might hold the key to changing the world. Power's journey across America brings him face-to-face with his town's greatest enemy, and allows him to discover the beat within his own heart. Written by Ari Gold

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March to the beat of your own drum. Even if you don't have one. See more »


Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,254 (USA) (9 October 2009)


$17,196 (USA) (27 November 2009)

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Did You Know?


Amara Kopakova, the artist who did the painting of the factory and the painting of the wolf featured in the film, painted them in the living room of her studio apartment in Salt Lake City. It was the last project she worked on before moving back to New York. See more »


In the Air Tonight
Written by Phil Collins
(EMI April Music Inc. ASCAP)
Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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An Instant Cult Classic
24 September 2009 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Now, I don't normally write reviews for movies. This is my first review on IMDb. But I am writing a review for this movie because after seeing the film on a press screener DVD and absolutely loving it, I did some research and found only bad reviews.

Let me be clear - Adventures of Power is a classic. My friend and I have watched the movie over 5 times, can't stop quoting it ("Imagine that!", "They beat us with sticks, Power... we didn't have sticks!", "I don't need drums... I am drums.") and we now have a compulsion to air drum.

This movie is trendsetting and it's a shame that the early Sundance review crowd all missed the opportunity to tag this film as it is - a groundbreaking new comedy that will undoubtedly gather a religious cult following.

Kudos, Ari Gold. And here's to the start of a great career.

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