8.7/10
28
3 user 5 critic

Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora (2008)

In the late nineteen-seventies and early eighties South Florida, like many parts of the U.S., saw the birth of an explosive original rock scene. It was a time when music was reinventing ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Bacon ...
Himself
Michael Barnhart ...
Himself
Tony Bongiovi ...
Himself
Coz Canler ...
Himself
Martin Chaddock ...
Himself
Cameron Cohick ...
Himself
Skip Davis ...
Himself
Debbie DeNeese ...
Herself
...
Himself
Mick Fazz ...
Himself
Randy Grintner ...
Himself
Beano Hanti ...
Himself
Ray Harris ...
Himself
Jim Johnson ...
Himself
Jamie King Colton ...
Himself (as Jamie Colton)
Edit

Storyline

In the late nineteen-seventies and early eighties South Florida, like many parts of the U.S., saw the birth of an explosive original rock scene. It was a time when music was reinventing itself to appeal to a younger, more discriminating audience. New Wave, Punk and other experimental genres were finding a ready audience and were changing the shape of music forever. Yet, Miami's influential rock artists were one of the nation's best-kept secrets. Relegated to the southernmost tip of the state, the scene was largely overlooked and eventually forgotten. Until now. On January, 28, 2007, The Kids, Z-Cars, Critical Mass, Charlie Pickett, The Cichlids, Slyder, Tight Squeeze and special guests The Romantics took the stage at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida to the delight of nearly 3,000 fans that came from around the world to see their favorite bands play together one more time. The event culminated in South Florida's biggest reunion concert. The film chronicles the remarkable true ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Emilio Martinez: You can't escape the black hole of rock and roll.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Rock Doc worth seeing!
17 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone recalls the 1980's Miami scene. Sex, drugs and rock n' roll! But what ever happened to the Miami sound of rock n' roll? This surprisingly well-done documentary, woven around a one-night benefit reunion concert, exposes us to the largely forgotten Miami rock scene and a talented group of bands that should have but didn't. The bands are largely forgotten-The Romantics, the Z-Cars, Tight Squeeze, The Cichlids, Critical Mass, Slyder, Charlie Pickett and The Kids-but many say they all had the chops to make it. Blame it on geography, ignorance or just bad timing. Aaron Wells and Diane Jacques give us the background, the music, the people and the stories. Well done!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page