On a train, Keith and Mick chat about the blues and the Rolling Stones are born. Douglas and Joe chat in front of a New Jersey music store, and a band is born: as Douglas's sister tells us, it's one of many that don't make it. We follow Douglas from high school (1963-64), when he sees himself as a loser, into the band, playing drums and singing backup - then as the front man. There are tensions, a breakup, an audition in front of a major player, and decisions. Douglas pursues Grace, a country-club gal with hip sensibilities who believes in him. There's also his father, working class, wanting Douglas to apply himself as he watches his own life fill with regrets.
19 July 2013 (Turkey)
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,182,
23 December 2012
Gross USA: $610,792
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $636,399
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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I have to write this term's paper, and I wrote about how America has given the world two inventions of enormous power. One is nuclear weapons. The other is rock and roll. It's a question I wrote. Which one is gonna win out in the end?
References The Red Skelton Hour
The St. Valentines Day Massacre
Written by Steven Van Zandt
Vocals performed by John Magaro
and Jack Huston
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