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Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story ()


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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,... See more »

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Alan Freed
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Jackie McCoy
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Morris Levy
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Hooke
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Jackie Wilson
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Denise Walton
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Jerry Lee Lewis
Walter Franks ...
Little Richard
Joe W. Davis ...
Buddy Holly (as Joe Warren Davis)
Michael Dunston ...
Bo Diddley
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Frankie Lymon
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Bill Haley
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Pete Bell
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Leo Mintz
Ross Petty ...
J. Elroy McCaw
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
VP Programming
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J. Edgar Hoover
Reg Dreger ...
Police Captain
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Head Parent Shaw
Emidio Michetti ...
Director
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FBI Agent
Robert Thomas ...
Bouncer
David Crean ...
Surgeon
Brittney Whalen ...
Siggy
Howard Chen ...
Dominoes
Paislee Crawford ...
Dominoes
Gary McAuley ...
Dominoes
Gavin Hope ...
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Troy P. Liddell ...
Teenager (as Troy Liddell)
Chris Rouse ...
Teenagers
Jae Christie ...
Teenagers
Vivienne Williams ...
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Hedy McKenzie ...
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Ordena Stephens ...
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Joel Gordon
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Teenager
Timm Zemanek ...
Racist Patron
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Worried Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Andy Wolk

Written by

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John A. Jackson ... (book "Big Beat Heat: Alan Freed and the Early Years of Rock & Roll")
 
Matt Dorff ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Richard D. Arredondo ... producer
Ted Babcock ... co-producer
Matt Dorff ... executive producer
Lawrence Levy ... co-executive producer
Peter Sadowski ... associate producer
Robert M. Sertner ... executive producer
Erik Storey ... co-executive producer
Randy Sutter ... producer
Frank von Zerneck ... executive producer
Andy Wolk ... executive producer

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Lawrence Shragge

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Derick V. Underschultz

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Mark Conte

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Douglas Weiner ... first assistant editor
Bill Holley ... colorist (uncredited)

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Susan Glicksman
Fern Orenstein
Clare Walker

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Peter Cosco

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Humberto Garcia

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Rex Fields

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Trysha Bakker

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Kelly Brennan ... key hair stylist
Christopher Pizzarelli ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Charles Braive ... production manager
Skates Naiman ... production supervisor

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Charmaine Carvalho ... first assistant director
Donald Colafranceschi ... assistant director
Catherine Wallace ... second assistant director

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John Morrison ... property master

Sound Department

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Greg Chapman ... sound mixer
Charles Dayton ... foley editor / foley recordist
Robert L. Harman ... re-recording mixer (as Robert L. Harmon)
Rick Hart ... re-recording mixer
Rick Hinson ... sound effects editor

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Shelley Cook ... stunt coordinator
Blair Johannes ... stunt performer
Regan Moore ... stunt performer
Billy Oliver ... stunt performer

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Gilles Corbeil ... camera operator
Ben Mark Holzberg ... still photographer
Robert McRae ... gaffer
John Medland ... still photographer
Doug Reid ... best boy electric (as Douglas G. Reid)
Peter Schalakowskyj ... key grip

Casting Department

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Orly Sitowitz ... casting associate (as Orley Sitowitz)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kathleen Meade ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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John Musikka ... location scout
Sherry Wolfson ... location manager

Music Department

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Terri Fricon ... music supervisor
Ed Kalnins ... music editor
Lou Pomanti ... music consultant
Jeff Wolpert ... scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Neil Montgomerie ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Donald Colafranceschi ... production assistant
Barbara Gordon ... script supervisor
Trudy Moffatt ... choreographer
Nicki Skinner ... production coordinator
Nancy Mouton ... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The story of rock 'n' roll and the people who changed music forever. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mr. Rock and Roll (United States)
  • Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: Die Alan Freed Story (Germany)
  • Mister Rock 'n' Roll (Spain)
  • Г-н Рокендрол: Историята на Алан Фрийд (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Mindörökké rock 'n' roll: Az Alan Freed sztori (Hungary)
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  • 120 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Little Richard (1985). See more »

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