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Bandslam (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  14 August 2009 (USA)
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A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

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Will centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school. Written by anonymous

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Get Ready To Rock! See more »


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Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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14 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Rock On  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£628,957 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$5,205,343 (USA) (18 September 2009)
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Trivia

Elvy Yost (the cellist)'s cello teacher Kris Yenney went to college with Todd Graff (the director), and she played cello on Graff's demo album. See more »

Goofs

The shot of Sa5m's name in Will's hand is on unlined paper because they were filmed at different times. Will's hands belonged to a stand in who was on set after both Vanessa and Gaelan had returned to their trailers. See more »

Quotes

Will Burton: So, how big is this whole bandslam thing around here?
Sa5m: Texas high school football big.
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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

(You Gotta Walk) Don't Look Back
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White
Performed by Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Masterpiece of the Sort
11 November 2009 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Bandslam, in spite of the irritating Lisa Kudrow's character(who screams throughout with no reason), is a pure gem of the youth films. Great actors, great director and good story. Music-superb.Melodic rock is back, surviving (c)rap garbage taking the radio and mind-waves all over. Bandslam is simply an irresistible film which must be seen at any cost to be charges with the emotions and urban agenda gone long ago, so we all thought. DVD. Video.If you haven't seen it yet, rush to your closest DVD rental and you will experience two finest hours of high-end entertainment. Some tears too. David Bowie, eventually, does have an artistic touch himself, even when selecting of the feature films he will appear in. All compliments to the crew!!! Above and down the line! 'Dear David,...'


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