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Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

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Crook
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Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
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Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by Huggo

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Nothin' but a good time


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,437,269 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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$38,509,342 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

Def Leppard coincidentally happened to be touring in America at the time of the film shooting, and were able to be present on the day that Tom Cruise filmed his interpretation of their song "Pour Some Sugar on Me". See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1987 - however a giant poster of Michael Monroe's "Not Fakin' It" album is viewable on the wall of the main characters' room - an album that didn't come out until 1989. See more »

Quotes

Lonny: [to Drew] You beautiful bastard.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.186 (2012) See more »

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Jukebox Hero
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones) and Lou Gramm (as Louis Grammatico)
Performed by Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough
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People need to stop bashing this movie; it was a lot of fun.
19 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So I realize there plenty of cynical people out there that think enjoying a fun musical isn't as cool as bashing it. If you listen to these people, then pretty much everything "sucks" or is an "epic fail". I don't think this movie is being given a fair shot. First off, Tom Cruise gave a great performance and, believe it or not, sings rather well. The plot was slightly predictable but, nevertheless, the movie was fun and energetic. If I had to give any criticism, it would be that Mary J. Blige was underused and Alec Baldwin delivered a couple of bad lines. All in all, it was a very entertaining movie. I realize people like to get on the net and complain and say how stupid everything and everyone is, but don't let that sad, grumpy mind-set keep you from seeing this movie. The song performances alone are worth the price of admission.


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