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Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)

A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Mike Robe, Bill Kerby (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Somerville ... Lyne Danner
Brad Hawkins ... Tyler Hart
Kathy Baker ... Janice Danner
Frank Whaley ... Allen Kogan
Gerald McRaney ... Howard Danner
Samaria Graham ... Marsha Stokes
Travis Fine ... Mookie Gilliland
Kai Lennox ... Dotson
Erik King ... Paul Terranova
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
Leo Burmester ... Corby Judd (Part 1)
Billy Porter ... Little Richard
Brett Rice ... Joe Hart (Part 1) (as James Brett Rice)
Troy Donahue ... Rob Kamen
Edd Byrnes ... Bobby Icovella
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Storyline

A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The teen idol from the 50s is here, Eddie "Kookie" Byrnes See more »

Goofs

The princess phone wasn't introduced until 1959, although this movie is set in 1956-57. Other telephones in the movie are also years ahead of their time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #7.32 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One Dance With You
Written by Michael Wright (uncredited)
Performed by The HartAches
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From a teens point of view: simply awesome...
10 November 1999 | by Princess-19See all my reviews

Shake, Rattle and Roll is one of the most decent movies I have seen in a long while. Giving teens like myself a good taste of the 50's/60's were like and I believe really taking people like our parents back to those days when they were growing up. Lynn and Tyler are two very well portrayed characters as are Marsha and Morris. I found the smoothness of the movie very noticeable. It really moved along well. It was refreshing to see artists such as KC & JoJo and Blink 182, from our generation playing characters of our parents' generation. This is a tremendous movie that I highly recommend to any age audience. Everyone can get something out of this movie. I personally adored it, heck I wouldn't be up at 11:30 on a school night writing about it if I didn't. :)


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