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The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)

 -  Documentary  -  2008 (USA)
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"The Rock-afire Explosion" is the story of a small-town disc-jockey, a struggling inventor, and an animatronic rock band, that quickly becomes an eccentric portrait of childhood memories, ... See full summary »

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A documentary that explores a year in the lives of four kids from rural Texas as they raise animals to show at a local county fair.

Director: Brett Whitcomb
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Chris Thrash ...
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Aaron Fechter ...
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Travis Schafer ...
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Mike Scherpenberg ...
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Damon E. Breland ...
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Kerry Fechter ...
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"The Rock-afire Explosion" is the story of a small-town disc-jockey, a struggling inventor, and an animatronic rock band, that quickly becomes an eccentric portrait of childhood memories, broken dreams, and the resilience of the human spirit. Written by Bradford Thomason

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explosion | animatronic | showbiz | pizza | 80s | See more »

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A rockumentary for the kid at heart.

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Filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason were heavily inspired by the raw, personal styles of films like Hands on a Hard Body and Dancing Outlaw while making this film. See more »

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Features The Fairly OddParents (2001) See more »

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Hello Sunshine
Written by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan,
& Guto Pryce
Performed by Super Furry Animals
Published by Universal Music Publishing, LTD.
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
2003 Beggars Group U.S.A / XL Recordings
Under Exclusive License From Sony Entertainment (U.K) LTD.
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Nolstalgic Memories
15 February 2009 | by (Montana) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching this documentary at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. As someone who grew up in the 80s, this film brought back a lot of memories for me.

This movie balances the passion that others have towards The Rock-afire Explosion with the man who actually created (and still owns all rights to) the animatronics and characters.

If you remember seeing these in Showbiz Pizza when you were growing up, then this is the movie for you to see. If you are passionate about something that you collect, then this movie will also resonate with you.


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