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Air Guitar Nation (2006)

It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way ... See full summary »

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Alexandra Lipsitz

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Crane ... Björn Türoque
David S. Jung ... C-Diddy (as David Jung)
Hadia Ackerman Hadia Ackerman ... Jam Toast
Lance Kasten Lance Kasten ... The Shred
Ryan Kelly Ryan Kelly ... Himself
John Filion John Filion ... Johnny Rocket
Ralph Martin Ralph Martin ... Rufus Sewer
John Daniel Harding Jr. John Daniel Harding Jr. ... Himself
Lucy Harrison Lucy Harrison ... Snatchface
Rory O'Flaherty Rory O'Flaherty ... Air do well
S. Craig Zahler ... Czar
Paul Fichera Paul Fichera ... Himself
Erika Szanto Erika Szanto ... Herself
Elana Berkowitz Elana Berkowitz ... Herself
Melinda Murphy Melinda Murphy ... Herself
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It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships and the personal journeys of those talented contestants who are vying to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States. Every August, the Air Guitar World Championships bring thousands of fans all the way to Oulu, Finland to see the world's best air guitarists battle it out for 60 seconds of mock stardom. For years, the USA was missing in action. Enter the first official US Air Guitar Championships. What starts as a friendly contest above a New York strip club becomes a battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, the world stage. Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension - and of course invisible guitars - this tension filled ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Léggitár See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,035, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$71,471, 12 August 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Words by David Bowie
Music by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music, Inc.
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Lets rock
25 August 2006 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

This is one of the most fun documentaries you are liable to see. It follows two American air guitar heroes, C-Diddy and Bjorn Turoque, from the initial East Coast qualifying round, via the U.S. final to the World Championship in the Mecca of air guitar, Oulu in northern Finland. Along the way we are introduced to an array of colourful air guitarists, including the guru of airness Zac 'The Magnet' Munro, a wheelchair-bound Christian rock Nikki Sixx look-a-like, a Belgian Jesus Christ impersonator, etc etc etc.

The film begins with a montage of air guitarists doing their thing. At this early stage you could be forgiven for thinking 'what the hell is this?'. But as this documentary progresses we get to know the protagonists and we learn that the people behind these air god personas are very likable. And then a bizarre thing happens - you begin to get strangely drawn into their routines. For 81 minutes you will be caught up in the craziness of this art-form. You will cheer on the contestants. You will know a good air guitar performance!

This is an extremely funny film. The air guitar boot camps, the ultra-serious competitors, the OTT performances and the insane air guitar talk will have you in hysterics. But this is not only about laughs, it's very warm-hearted too. You will like these people. It's hard to imagine coming out of this movie and not smiling.

For those about to rock we salute you!!!!


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