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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tom Cruise rehearsed for five hours every day to get his voice ready for his rock performances. See more »


During Sherrie's "More Than Words", Drew adjusts the microphone and the scarf is already tied to it even before Lonny did the "sound check". See more »


Lonny: [looking at Patricia Whitmore] Now look at him, married to a woman who looks like she's been hibernating in Margaret Thatcher's bumhole.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.156 (2012) See more »


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User Reviews

If you like the 80's big-hair era, ignore the negative reviews!
19 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were both in high school during the 1980's and we loved this movie. So the story isn't Academy Award material, but it was the most fun we have had at the movies in a while. The 80's music is not the original work, but still performed well and placed great in the movie. Tom Cruise is a hoot in his role (think Axl Rose) and the others weren't bad either. Small cameos by some 80's rock stars. I have seem some references to its similarity to Grease and its portrayal of the 1950's. I think that is a pretty good comparison. Again, if you are not a fan of the 80's, you probably won't like this too much. But, if you like the 80's and its music, you will probably enjoy this movie and leave with a smile.

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