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The Rocker (2008)

 -  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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A comedy for the rockstar in all of us 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£217,745 (UK) (17 October 2008)

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£217,745 (UK) (17 October 2008)
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Trivia

Rainn Wilson's characters name is Robert Fishman, aka Fish. Jon Fishman, aka Fish plays drums in the rock band Phish. See more »

Goofs

When Fish is dumped by his girlfriend at the beginning, he walks to his sister's house to crash, and he is shown walking North past the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to get there. Not only is there no residential area in that direction, but if he walked just a little bit further, he would walk right into Lake Erie, as the Rock Hall is on the Erie shore. See more »

Quotes

Robert 'Fish' Fishman: You're looking to score, I can respect that.
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Referenced in Miss March (2009) See more »

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Nobody's Fool
Written by Tom Keifer (as Thomas Keifer)
Performed by Cinderella
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Highly Recommended
5 July 2008 | by (United States) – 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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