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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

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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 »

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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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Trivia

Seth Rogen turned down the role of Lonny, citing his lack of singing ability. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in 1987 but the characters sing songs written after that year, including Warrant's 'Heaven' (1988), Extreme's 'More Than Words' (1990), Poison's 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' (1988), and Skid Row's 'I Remember You' (1989). Within the movie's "musical" illusion of reality, these songs are meant to be representative of the mid-1980s-through-early-1990s era as a whole, since this film is a nostalgic fantasy representation of the era rather than a historically accurate recreation of a specific year. Keep in mind also that an important plot element is the notion that the song "Don't Stop Believin'" is written in 1987 by the fictitious Drew Boley, but in real life was written by Journey in 1981, and was already a well known song by 1987. See more »

Quotes

Paul Gill: Stacee! You need to go on stage, man!
Stacee Jaxx: ...I am on stage, Paul.
[Stacee falls over into pool]
Paul Gill: [sighs] Oh, shit.
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Connections

Referenced in Modern Family: Other People's Children (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Written by Joe Elliott (as Joseph Elliot), Pete Willis (as Peter Willis), Rick Allen (as Richard Allen), Rick Savage (as Richard Savage), Robert John Lange (as Robert Lange) and Stephen Clark
Performed by Def Leppard
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not Bad At All
26 June 2012 | by stargate-764-364207See all my reviews

What is there to say? This is a musical comedy about love, rock, music industry absurdities, complete with aging god-of-rock-at-the-very-lonely-top, with the cast actually singing quite well... I enjoyed every minute of it.

Ignore the bashers. Ignore the thin plot. Ignore the complaints about the movie not being what a musical should be - when compared to such and such another movie. Just sit back, take it with a grain of salt, and enjoy, the very nicely mixed-into-medley 80's Rock 'n Roll hits; all extravagantly presented for your entertainment.

The movie is worth your time; if only for the breath of fresh air that it provides, and of course, that priceless Ga-Ga-puppy-eyed-look of Julianne Hough when up close and personal with Tom Cruise's Stacee Jaxx. That was money all by itself.

Tom Cruise was excellent as rock-god; Julianne Hough did a believable sweet & innocent-small-town-girl-in-love. Alec Baldwin's character did slightly weird me out, in a funny way.

The movie rocks.


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