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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Sage Grant ...
Little Girl on Bus
Random Guy
Michael Olusczak ...
Anthony Bellissimo ...
Rocker Thief
Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
Doug Flintlock
Mayor's Secretary
Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Nothin' but a good time

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La era del rock  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris D'Arienzo, original book writer of the stage musical, admitted to have been disappointed by the movie, citing the unnecessary story changes, poor casting (was apparently shocked that Constantine Maroulis was not asked to reprise the role of Drew), and how glossy the singing sounded, saying that "It may have looked liked the 80's, but it's missing the dirty-likability that made the 80's awesome". He's vowed that a possible remake will be independently-made rather then studio produced. See more »


Drew is seen walking with a foam hard case for his guitar. However, this type of guitar protection wasn't introduced until the 21st Century. See more »


Lonny: [to audience] Performing on this stage later will be none other than Stacee Jaxx!
[crowd cheers]
Lonny: ...but first! Making their debut on the Bourbon stage, the less important, but still somehow worthwhile...
[uncrumbles piece of paper and reads from]
Lonny: ... Z Guyeez... z?
Lonny: [shrugs] Eh, sure, give it a whirl I suppose.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.184 (2012) See more »


Oh Sherrie
Written by Bill Cuomo, Randy Goodrum, and Steve Perry
Performed by Steve Perry
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User Reviews

Not even Tom Cruise could save this movie.
20 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

I went to see "Rock Of Ages" tonight and I couldn't be more disappointed, I had been waiting for this movie for a long time and had such high hopes for it that it all just came crushing down.

I was expecting to see much more of Tom Cruise but he isn't in the movie as much as you'd think,

I was also tricked by the soundtrack songs, with the name of the movie being "Rock Of Ages" and the songs used in the soundtrack coming from bands like Guns'n'Roses, Bon Jovi, Joan Jet, Journey etc I was expecting actual ROCK music but they managed to ruin 90% of the songs in this movie. Tom Cruise did a good job in the ones he sang but that was about it.

The only two good things about this movie were Tom Cruise and Russell Brand and only them made the film bearable.

I'm not even going to go into the annoying love story which just made it seem more like a Disney movie with bad acting.

Long story short, if you're a die-hard rock'n'roll fan don't waste your money with this movie. I'd say this is more of a family movie but it it has too much mature content for kids as well so, I don't know who this would be suited for really.

"Rock Of Ages" is a cross between Disney's "Camp Rock" and a 80's rock video parody and it's awful.

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