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Bandslam (2009)

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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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Irene (Cello)
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Kim Lee (Keyboards)
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Dylan Dyer (Glory Dogs Guitar) (as J.W. Wright II)
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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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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

Charlie Saxton shot this movie's high school graduation scene before he had actually graduated from his high school. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shots when he's making his "It's Monday Morning" entry to David Bowie, there's a closeup of his hands on the keyboard and his watch reads, 1:30. See more »

Quotes

Will Burton: School today was like Guantanamo with a lunch period.
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Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country Tis of Thee
Written by Samuel Francis Smith
Performed by The Antislavery Ensemble
Courtesy of the Antislavery Literature Project (Arizona State University)
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Very Enjoyable
25 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this movie didn't have the hype it so rightfully deserves. It's a great teen movie with a real storyline not an unrealistic, sugar coded, made up tale. It depicts real situations. Teens do go thru all these heartaches, disappointments and hardships. It's worth to go see it. It has absolutely nothing inappropriate. It's clean and again, great. Vanesssa Hudgens and Aly Michalka are great in it. Gaelan Connell in a very natural and sincere actor. These are all very talented actors and shouldn't be type-casted. You see genuine acting with a lot of heart. The musicians were incredibly good. Better than a lot of famous bands out there. Very entertaining and funny at times. It deserved much more than it got, not to mention that theaters only gave this movie, (at least here in Georgia), two viewings on weekends maximum and where I actually live only one at 9:35 PM in it's first week. They give awful movies more than that, but a clean movie like this one, nothing. I truly recommend this movie to every parent and teen, especially if they like music and I guarantee you, you'll be very surprised. This isn't just another teen movie, it's pure gold.


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