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Rock the Kasbah (2015)

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A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

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Richie Lanz
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Bombay Brian
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Merci
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Ronnie
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Salima
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Riza
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Jake
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Nick
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Daoud (as Beehan Land)
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Azam Ghol
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Nizar
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Nasim
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Private Barnes
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Brittany
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A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

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Opportunity rocks when you least expect it.

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Comedy | Music | War

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Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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23 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Afganistani superstaar  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,470,592 (USA) (23 October 2015)

Gross:

$2,982,281 (USA) (22 November 2015)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie starring Zooey Deschanel and Kate Hudson involving music, after Almost Famous (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Richie (Bill Murray) and Bombay Brian (Bruce Willis) go to the desert to do deliver the weapons/ammo and collect the money, one of the tribal elders tells them that they are being forced to grow poppy. However, Paktya province is virtually poppy-free, as the altitude is too high for that crop. On the other hand, it is common to find huge fields of marijuana plants. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maureen: [having just finished singing her audition] Mr. Lanz? I'm done.
Richie Lanz: [long pause] No.
[sighs]
Richie Lanz: Forgive me. No. You're just beginning.
Maureen: You liked it?
Richie Lanz: Liked it? You made me want to swallow poison. And forget pitch, rhythm and tone... and emotional attachment to the lyric or the melody.
Maureen: I'm sorry. I don't think I...
Richie Lanz: A grain of sand slips into an oyster... and irritates the bivalve. What happens?
Maureen: A pearl.
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Crazy Credits

Just after the closing credits begin, there is an inset scene running alongside. In it, Bill Murray haggles with a vendor who offers him colored string. The vendor speaks no English, while Murray carries on his side of the negotiation in English only. Murray rejects the string, saying "Do I look like a guy who uses string?", but he wants to buy a stuffed elephant with mirrors on it because early in the movie he promised to buy his daughter that exact item. In the end he also buys the colored string. See more »


Soundtracks

Running Through My Mind
Written by Justin Angelo Morey, Scott Thomas Bolasci (as Scott Bolasci) and Herbert Joseph Wiley V
Performed by The Black Hollies
Courtesy of Ernest Jenning Record Co.
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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This Great Film Rocks.
22 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rock the Kasbah is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Glazer. The film stars Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Danny McBride, Kelly Lynch, Arian Moayed, Taylor Kinney, and Beejan Land.

Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a has-been rock manager takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his U.S. passport, he discovers a young Afghan girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan's version of American Idol.

Rock The Kasbah is surprisingly a great musical comedy.I am absolutely sure this film will achieve international success.


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