Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It (1984)

A music video for the song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by Twisted Sister.


Marty Callner


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Credited cast:
Twisted Sister ... Twisted Sister
Dee Snider ... Dee Snider
Jay Jay French Jay Jay French ... Jay Jay French
Eddie Ojeda Eddie Ojeda ... Eddie Ojeda (as Eddie 'Fingers' Ojeda)
Mark Mendoza Mark Mendoza ... Mark Mendoza (as Mark 'The Animal' Mendoza)
A.J. Pero A.J. Pero ... A.J. Pero
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Metcalf ... Father


The video begins with a disobedient son playing Twisted Sister songs in his bedroom while the rest of the family is eating dinner. The father goes to the boy's bedroom and scolds his son for being interested only in his guitar and Twisted Sister music. At the last line of the father's overlong speech, he says "What do you want to do with your life?", to which the son replies "I Wanna Rock!" with a voice strikingly similar to that of director Marty Callner, after which he strums his guitar and causes a blast so powerful it knocks the father out of a nearby window. The boy then transforms into Snider and the music begins. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twisted Sister: Live at San Bernardino See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song is notable for its popular music video directed by Marty Callner, with its emphasis on slapstick comedy. See more »


Referenced in WWF No Mercy (2000) See more »


We're Not Gonna Take It
Written by Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister
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