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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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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:

Rock and roll all night. Party every day. 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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amanda Finch, the woman who picks up Hawk at the nightclub, is played by Shannon Tweed, partner of Gene Simmons, the bass player with KISS. See more »

Goofs

In the garage scene at the start of the movie, Trip is seen playing a guitar that was not released until 1996. See more »

Quotes

Lex: [lifts up pillow to see the spilled bong on the bed] Trip, you asshole!
Trip: What?
Lex: Man, you spilled the bong water all over the bed!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits go from orange-red to blue 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 Hell's Highway (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Godzilla
Written by Donald Roeser
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult (as Blue Oyster Cult)
Courtesy of 3.O.C. Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Silly, but fun!
8 December 1999 | by Leon-40See all my reviews

I thought this movie was fairly entertaining, the performances were good,especially Edward Furlong and Sam Huntington, although the character of Jam's mum was a little overdone. I thought the soundtrack to the movie was good also, it added to the film. I found myself comparing this movie to 'American Pie', due to its physical humour. I was surprised this movie didn't receive that much exposure and publicity. Overall an enjoyable 80 or so minutes at the cinema.


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