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Detroit Rock City (1999)

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In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert.

Director:

Adam Rifkin

Writer:

Carl V. Dupré
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giuseppe Andrews ... Lex
James DeBello ... Trip (as James De Bello)
Edward Furlong ... Hawk
Sam Huntington ... Jam
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Bruce
Melanie Lynskey ... Beth
Natasha Lyonne ... Christine
Miles Dougal Miles Dougal ... Elvis
Nick Scotti ... Kenny
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Barbara
David Quane David Quane ... Bobby
Rodger Barton Rodger Barton ... Mr. Bumsteen
Kathryn Haggis Kathryn Haggis ... Mrs. Bumsteen
David Gardner David Gardner ... Priest
Shannon Tweed ... Amanda Finch
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Storyline

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians. Written by an Urban Achiever

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Taglines:

You gotta lose your mind at Detroit Rock City! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, drug use and sex-related content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kiss Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,005,512, 15 August 1999

Gross USA:

$4,217,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,217,115
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Detroit Rock City poster was designed and drawn by artist Phil Roberts. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the mirror at the end of the "girl's restroom" scene on upper left side of screen (theatrical version only - for the home video release, the mike was digitally erased from the shot). See more »

Quotes

Lex: [to dogs] Tear these grease monkeys a new asshole!
[dogs corner chop shop guys in an office]
Lex: One step out of that office, and your asses are Alpo!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, two kids from a previous scene come on screen and say, "We don't have any KISS tickets." "Yeah, KISS sucks!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD edition of the film retains more footage not seen in theaters. These scenes are:
  • A longer scene in the car when Lin Shaye and Sam Huntington are driving to St. Bernards Academy.
  • Longer scene on the highway which Natasha Lyonne and her clan is introduced. It runs about 3-5 minutes longer.
  • A longer scene of the opening to which the four boys are singing "Rock N Roll All Nite"
  • Longer confessional scene with Melanie Lynski and Sam Huntington.
  • Longer scene with "Elvis", the custodian.
  • Longer scene with Shannon Tweed and Edward Furlong.
  • At least four alternate takes of the final concert scene.
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Connections

Referenced in 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Popcorn
Written by Gershon Kingsley
Performed by Stan Free
Courtesy of Global Licensing
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company and Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
Almost perfect!!!
29 April 2002 | by Lando_HassSee all my reviews

Detroit Rock City Is a very weel made comedy film,that gives the audience EXTREMELY good laughs,first rate acting,and an original script.Four teens lose they're concert tickets to go see Kiss,so they win a contest on the radio.Then they go drive to Detroit for the concert.Not much to say about this film,but I guarantee that it is a great movie to watch.There is only two small flaw in Detroit Rock City,and that flaw is that it didnt seem long enough,and that the ending seemed like it was an easy way to end the movie.One last thing,some of the lines in this film was damn FUNNY.Detroit Rock City is a great movie to watch.8 out of 10.


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