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Bandslam (2009)

PG  |   |  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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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

In the scene where Karen Burton is selling band shirts during the competition an actor in the background is seen wearing a shirt with, "Made in Texas" printed on the back. The movie was shot in Austin, TX. See more »

Goofs

When Will first meets Sa5m in the high school cafeteria, Sa5m writes her name on a notebook of lined paper. A close up shows plain paper. The next frame is again showing lined paper. 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

24 Hours
Written by Michael Head
Performed by Shack
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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excellent family movie
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate it an 8 only because for a PG movie kids younger than 12 might not get what the movie is about; though they might just think it's about singing. Which is not bad because the movie has excellent music selection, flows with scene transition very well. Teenagers will love this movie for sure; but parents will be pleasantly surprise. The dialogs are well written - witty and not contrive. Each characters and their dynamic are well developed and relatable. You laugh; you cry, but at the end you leave the theater with a smile on your face, forgetting that you have just spent almost 2 hrs in a theater. All actors were on point in playing their characters. Great casting. This is the sleeper movie of the summer.


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