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American Satan (2017)

A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Biersack ... Johnny Faust
Booboo Stewart ... Vic Lakota
Ben Bruce ... Leo Donovan
John Bradley ... Ricky Rollins
Jesse Sullivan Jesse Sullivan ... Lily Mayflower
Sebastian Gregory ... Dylan James
Mark Boone Junior ... Elias
Denise Richards ... Kat Faust
Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Capricorn
Bill Goldberg ... Hawk
Olivia Culpo ... Gretchen
Bill Duke ... Gabriel
Drake Bell ... Damien
Ramesh Pandey Ramesh Pandey ... Gurudev (as Ramesh Pandy)
Lily Berlina Lily Berlina ... The Virgin
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Storyline

A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late? Written by ir

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Drama | Music | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use throughout, pervasive language, and some violence. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Satanás americano See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,378, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$237,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,708
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The album cover seen at Mr. Capricorn's favorite table in the Rainbow Bar and Grill is Rising, by the band Rainbow, released in 1976. The artwork of a fist gripping a rainbow was done by Ken Kelly, best known for designing album covers for the band KISS. It is widely reported that the band got the name Rainbow from the iconic Hollywood landmark featured prominently in this film. As of 2017, the only surviving members of the band that played on this record are guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (formerly of Deep Purple) and keyboardist Tony Carey; the late Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain are actually buried not far away at the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills cemetery. The other member of the band, Cozy Powell, died in a car crash in 1998. See more »

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The "meet and greet" girl says she is 18, and then shows Hawk her driver's license. However, it is shown as a standard "horizontal" driver's license. Drivers licenses for people under 21 in the State of Nevada are in a vertical format. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Rollins: Okay, okay, fine. So, what else do you do?
Hawk: Shit hits the fan, I'm the fan.
Ricky Rollins: Oh, good.
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The opening and closing credits include quotes from musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, and Neil Young, about the Devil and the occult, and their place in rock and roll and their lives. See more »

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Wow, that was rough
10 July 2018 | by mschenk-24237See all my reviews

I thought this was a horror movie, but it definitely was not. It leaned more on the thriller film side. The soundtrack was actually decent, the acting and actors were great, the story was weak, rough, and tried to go too many places. Take out all the brutal shots and this could have been a lifetime movie.

Also, I had no idea who Andy Biersack was, but he was the only reason I kept watching.


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