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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

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Take It Off
Written by Brett Anderson, Torry Castellano (as Torrance Castellano),
Allison Robertson, Maya Ford
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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wow. just wow.
19 June 2006 | by leggomyego6See all my reviews

the most fun i've had in a movie theater, ever. incredibly well made, but truth be told i could tape cell phone cameras to my hyperactive dogs and throw tennis balls around a room with these guys in it and the resulting footage would be Oscar-worthy. also, after the screening i saw of it, the director and three of the protagonists (bjorn turoque and the two American guys who created the US National Air Guitar Championships) answered questions from the crowd and did nothing but further my newfound love for this beautiful, hilarious art form. if this movie gets the distribution deal it deserves and comes within a hundred miles of you, go see it. if you need a reason to restore your faith in humanity amidst all the depressing stuff that's happening in the world, find your way to air guitar nation. you'll thank yourself forever.


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