This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So,... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

John A. Jackson (book), Matt Dorff (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Alan Freed
Mädchen Amick ... Jackie McCoy
David Gianopoulos ... Morris Levy
Daniel Kash ... Hooke
Leon ... Jackie Wilson
Paula Abdul ... Denise Walton
Fabian
Bobby Rydell
James C. Victor ... Jerry Lee Lewis
Walter Franks ... Little Richard
Joe W. Davis Joe W. Davis ... Buddy Holly (as Joe Warren Davis)
Michael Dunston Michael Dunston ... Bo Diddley
LeRoy D. Brazile ... Frankie Lymon
Michael Daingerfield ... Bill Haley
Fulvio Cecere ... Pete Bell
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This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't play it. However, Freed believed that it's the next wave, so he fights to have it played on the air. Eventually, he went into the big time - New York, and he decided to dub this music "ROCK & ROLL". Despite his success, he still had a lot of opposition and made deals with the wrong people, which would lead to his downfall. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The story of rock 'n' roll and the people who changed music forever.

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Biography | Drama

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Goofs

The actor playing Bill Haley is shown playing a guitar solo during "Rock Around the Clock", something the real Haley never did, at least not in 1957-58 when the sequence takes place. See more »

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Featured in The South Bank Show: Little Richard (1985) See more »

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If you grew up through Rock and Roll, you'll be tickled by this movie.
10 October 1999 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

OK, so it is a TV movie. And it didn't cost 100 million to make. But there are several charming story lines throughout the movie, and you do get to re-live some of the songs and performances you loved as a teenager. The actors do passable impersonations of the real stars of yesteryear. Give it a look when it is broadcast, you'll not be disappointed!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Rock and Roll See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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