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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 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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Rock and roll all night. Party every day. 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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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$4,217,115
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Trivia

On the highway, Christine makes a remark about the possibilty of KISS producing a disco song. The boys laugh it off, but in fact, the year after which the movie takes place (1978) , KISS did indeed come out with a hit disco song - "I Was Made For Lovin' You". Christine's remark is a joke pertaining to the song. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Bruce drives Jam into St. Bernards, she goes through the gates. However, when she exits, her car is parked outside the gates. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bruce: [to Jam] It is about time, that you gave up that STUPID dream of yours, once and for all! No son of mine is gonna be a career musician... ever, ever, EVER!
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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 »

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References The Incredible Hulk (1982) See more »

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Rebel Rebel
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Fun concert adventure
20 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Being that the story is about kids who want to go to see their favourite band, you know that in the end they will somehow get to see the show. It's a question if you enjoy the ride to get there. And I did.

Although being a teen comedy (which always means an obligatory puke scene), and some physical comedy which was a little distracting, this film was just fun. The film works cause everyone can think back to the days in high school when you worshiped a band, played their music, and would DIE to see them play live, and this film captures that feeling perfectly. It also captures the era perfectly with the music, cars, good soundtrack, and the pot shots at of course... disco (Did you see those SHOES the disco chicks were wearing??). And of course it was VERY funny in places (I thought my jam sessions were bad...).

Also the film had me guessing as to what would happen, sometimes I thought it was predictable, then it switched gears and surprised me, particularly the ending which was so perfectly sweet!! Perfect music high school camradare done wonderfully. Even though I am not a fan of KISS, everyone can think back to the time when your fav band was your TRUE means of salvation.

Rating 7 out of 10.


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