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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 ... 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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They came. They saw. They rocked. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kiss Movie See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Furlong is not actually vomiting into the pitcher after the stripping scene. He has a hose that went up his jacket and on the side of his face and someone is off-camera with a spigot turning on and off the vomit, and the interesting thing is, is that they had to keep shooting it over and over and it was making the crowd nauseous. See more »

Goofs

When Jam and his mother get into the station wagon in front of RFK High, a road at the top of the screen has very recent model SUVs, minivans, and cars traveling on it. See more »

Quotes

Mini-Mart Robber: I don't even think you have a gun.
Trip: Neither do I!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features The Sonny and Cher Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Fox On The Run
Written by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker
Performed by Sweet (as The Sweet)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets and courtesy of BMG Entertainment International U.K. and Ireland Ltd.
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4 kids do ANYTHING for KISS tickets in 1978
6 January 2000 | by feydeSee all my reviews

Hilarious...not a brainy or brilliant picture but it carries some off-the-wall moments that make it all worthwhile. The dialogue is unflinchingly crude and certain scenes will just catch you off-guard...definately worth your time. Don't worry if you aren't into KISS...it's more about their journey TO the concert.


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