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Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Justin Theroux (screenplay by), Chris D'Arienzo (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Sherrie Christian
Dakota Sage Grant Dakota Sage Grant ... Little Girl on Bus
Matthew Rush Sullivan ... Random Guy (as Matt Sullivan)
Diego Boneta ... Drew Boley
Russell Brand ... Lonny
Alec Baldwin ... Dennis Dupree
Erica Frene ... Beth
Michael Olusczak Michael Olusczak ... Crook
Tony Bellissimo ... Rocker Thief (as Anthony Bellissimo)
Shane Hartline ... Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
James Martin Kelly ... Doug Flintlock
Bryan Cranston ... Mike Whitmore
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Patricia Whitmore
Celina Beach ... Mayor's Secretary
Angelo Valderrama ... Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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Storyline

1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just likel Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as ia bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rociiiiki got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. IDespite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liiking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothin' but a good time.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La era del rock See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,437,269, 17 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,518,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,418,613
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 1987. See more »

Goofs

The angle of Stacee's head changes during his interview by Rolling Stone magazine. At the beginning of the interview, he sits up and leans forward on the couch, and starts to say, "I think, due to the changing nature of the music industry..." with his head leaning to his left. The camera angle changes, and his head is instantly leaning to his right. See more »

Quotes

Sherrie Christian: [trying to convince Dennis to use Drew's band as Arsenal's opening act] And he'll do it for free! Besides, nobody cares about the opening act anyway.
Sherrie Christian: [turns to Drew] No offense!
Sherrie ChristianDrew Boley: None taken!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.184 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Tom Cruise and Malin Akerman
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Too much Glee
12 November 2012 | by Naughtia_NahSee all my reviews

I was really excited to see this movie when I first saw the trailer. I'm a huge fan of the 80's glam rock and heavy metal, so I thought that this movie would be awesome. But when I started watching the movie I immediately got the impression that this is some kind of Glee smelling teen flick. They took all these fantastic glam rock/heavy metal songs and transformed them to something completely different. Also I was completely turned off by Julianne Hough's 'whiny' vocals, maybe she can sing but this is absolutely NOT the genre of music she should be representing.

One thing I really loved by this movie was Tom Cruise and the songs he performed. I was really impressed by his performance and his vocals.


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