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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lex
... Trip (as James De Bello)
... Hawk
... Jam
... Mrs. Bruce
... Beth
... Christine
Miles Dougal ... Elvis
... Kenny
... Barbara
... Bobby
Rodger Barton ... Mr. Bumsteen
Kathryn Haggis ... Mrs. Bumsteen
David Gardner ... Priest
... 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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Kiss The Rules Goodbye. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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

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13 August 1999 (USA)  »

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The Kiss Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,005,512, 15 August 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,217,115
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film to be released on DVD before VHS. See more »

Goofs

In the convenience store, several products have current logos (including Maxwell House Vacuum packed coffee, which wasn't sold in 1978). See more »

Quotes

Cashier: Oh, thank you! Thank you! Who are you?
Trip: They call me Dr. Love.
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Crazy Credits

The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »


Soundtracks

Makin' It
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren (as Frederick Perren)
Performed by David Naughton
Courtesy of PolyGram International Music B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Almost perfect!!!
29 April 2002 | by See 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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