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The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2008 (USA)
A cult fan favorite documentary which explores the rise and fall of Showbiz Pizza Place, it's animatronic rock band, and the origins of Chuck E. Cheese's.

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Credited cast:
Chris Thrash ...
Himself
Aaron Fechter ...
Himself
Travis Schafer ...
Himself
Mike Scherpenberg ...
Himself
Damon E. Breland ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerry Fechter ...
Herself (as Kerry)
Paul Teneyuca ...
Himself
Sandy Thrash ...
Herself
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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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A rockumentary for the kid at heart.

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Not Rated
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$4,000 (estimated)
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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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References Peter Pan (1953) See more »

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Some Things Come From Nothing
Written by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan,
& Guto Pryce
Performed by Super Furry Animals
Published by Polygram Music Publishing
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
2005 XL Recordings
Under Exclusive License From Sony Entertainment (U.K) LTD.
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Nolstalgic Memories
15 February 2009 | by 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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