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Rock Star (2001)

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Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

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Stephen Herek

Writer:

John Stockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Chris 'Izzy' Cole
Jennifer Aniston ... Emily Poule
Dominic West ... Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist
Jason Bonham Jason Bonham ... A.C., Steel Dragon Drummer
Jeff Pilson ... Jorgen, Steel Dragon Bassist
Zakk Wylde ... Ghode, Steel Dragon Guitarist
Timothy Spall ... Mats, Steel Dragon Road Manager
Blas Elias ... Donny Johnson, Blood Pollution Drummer
Nick Catanese Nick Catanese ... Xander Cummins, Blood Pollution Guitarist
Brian Vander Ark Brian Vander Ark ... Ricki Bell, Blood Pollution Bassist
Timothy Olyphant ... Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Tania Asher, Steel Dragon Public Relations
Matthew Glave ... Joe Cole
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Mr. Cole
Beth Grant ... Mrs. Cole
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Storyline

Chris Cole was born to rock. His longtime girlfriend Emily believes his talent could take him all the way - but Chris worships at the altar of Bobby Beers, the fiery frontman for heavy metal legends Steel Dragon. By day, Chris still lives at home with his parents and spends his days repairing copy machines. But when Chris takes the stage, fronting Pennsylvania's premiere Steel Dragon tribute band, all of that disappears. Chris Cole is Bobby Beers - mesmerizing audiences with his perfect imitation of Beers' electrifying vocals. The night his bandmates boot him out of the group, Chris is devastated - until an unexpected phone call changes his life forever: He, Chris Cole, has been tapped to replace Bobby Beers as the lead singer of Steel Dragon. In an instant, Chris rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from rock fan to rock god - the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants - and discovers it's not ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The story of a wanna be who got to be. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

About 90 minutes in, during the final recording session, Tanya is reading a Club magazine. The cover features Samantha Fox, a former Page 3 girl who had one hit in the 80's with Touch Me. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, there is a montage surrounding the members of the Steel Dragon tribute band driving and singing. A city scene is quickly flashed that shows cars taking off from a red light. The cars in this scene are clearly '90s era vehicles. The most noticeable is the 1994 electric blue Chevy S-10. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I don't want to be in some cut-rate cover band that butchers the music the people come to hear, just so you can play your crappy originals!
Rob: Crappy originals? I think "Whole and a half" kicks ass, and I'm proud as shit to have written it.
Chris: Yeah? I guess that's why we get so many requests for it.
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Crazy Credits

The guys in Steel Dragon dancing on stage to a Marky Mark song. See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Rock Star (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Live Rock N' Roll
Written by Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio (as Ronnie Dio)
Produced by Tom Werman
Performed by Blood Pollution and Steel Dragon
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User Reviews

 
Stand up and Shoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuutttttttt!!!!!!!!
20 September 2001 | by FeistfanSee all my reviews

I must admit I wasn't expecting much on this movie. I was surprised I truly enjoyed it as much as I did. The script wasn't oscar material, but it wasn't horrible either. The acting was great by Mark Wahlberg. Jennifer Aniston had a great supporting role, and looked lovely as ever. What made this movie for me was the music. If you do not like 80's glam metal or hair bands, then you probably wont like this movie. Its all about being a rockstar. Some cliche's were present, but didn't bring down the movie at all. I would recommend it to anyone who likes rock and roll and remember to Stand up and Shout!!! 8 of 10 for great acting and awesome music.

Jason


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metal God See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,018,636, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:

$17,008,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,334,145
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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