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The Rocker (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 20 August 2008 (USA)
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The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties ... See full summary »

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The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he's always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives. Written by Fox Atomic

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He always knew he was going to be huge See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for drug and sexual references, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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20 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un rockero de locura  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,636,048, 22 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,409,528, 16 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,767,338, 8 March 2009
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Trivia

When Vesuvius' manager is informing Fish that he is fired from the band, The song "Nobody's Fool" by _Cinderella (IV)_ is playing in the background, specifically the lyric can be heard over the scene: "seems like a thousand years since we broke the ties." See more »

Goofs

When Curtis asks Fish why he wouldn't want to play The Q (Quicken Loans Arena) Fish says he "saw Ozzy bite the head off a bat on that stage" but that famous bat incident happened Jan. 20, 1982, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Q is in Cleveland, Ohio and wasn't built until 1994 when it was known as The Gund Arena. See more »

Quotes

David Marshall: John Lennon is rolling over in his grave to hide the giant boner you just gave him!
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Connections

References Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson (2004) See more »

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Too Far
Written by Chad Fischer
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Highly Recommended
5 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see The Rocker at a free screening and laughed all the way through the movie. Very funny. I enjoyed the movie so much, I saw it again at another screening, and it was just as funny the second time. Rainn Wilson turns in a very good performance as Robert "Fish" Fishman in his movie debut, however the part could have just as easily been played by Jack Black. Wilson plays a rock drummer who is kicked out of his band just before they make it big. Fast forward 20 years and he has a chance to live the rock-n-roll dream again with a new band. If you liked "Almost Famous" or "School of Rock," then you will like this movie more. While rated PG13, the movie contains no F-bombs or sex scenes and is a movie parents can feel safe letting their teen and pre-teen children go see. Parents will want to see this movie as well.


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