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Warning: Parental Advisory (2002)

The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.







Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Burner
... Tipper Gore
... Dee Snider
Deborah Yates ... Pamela Stone
... Susan Baker
... John Denver
... Shirley
... Andrew Norris
... Sen. John Curtis
... Frank Zappa
Jim Beatty ... Al Gore
Richard Dillard ... Senator Sam
... Sen. Paula Hawkins
... Donald Bean
... James Baker


The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.

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Censorship is a dirty word.


Drama | Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

21 April 2002 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Senate hearing room is actually the Houston City Council chambers, located on the second floor at the Houston City Hall building, 901 Bagby, in Houston, Texas. The council members names were digitally erased during filming at City Hall. A brief scene takes place in front of the Sam Houston statue at Hermann Park, which resembles part of Washington, D.C. See more »


When Tipper Gore is watching Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" video on MTV, the video footage is from the beginning of the song but the lyrics are from the end of the song. See more »


Frank Zappa: I'm told you may be one of the monkeys responsible for my record label's disgusting capitulation to an uptight bunch of Washington housewives.
Charlie Burner: Who is this?
Frank Zappa: My name is Frank Zappa and I'm coming for you, monkey boy.
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits, the movie cuts back and forth between the video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" and shots of the movie's cast and crew dancing and singing along with the song. See more »


Gimme More
Written by Paul Stanley & Vinnie Vincent
Performed by Joe Berryman
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Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of this movie?
8 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it premiered on television, and had I known then that I would not be able to find it for purchase, I would've taped it when it was televised. This is a really good movie. I remember when this incident happened in the 80s, although I didn't know who was involved in representing the music industry. The testimony given by the rock stars, especially one, who shall not be named, floored me. I sometimes forget that these people do have brains capable of lucid thoughts. I've been searching for this movie since 2002, and I am hoping someone can help me locate a copy, or if enough of us express interest, they will televise it again where I can at least tape it.

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