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(DVD 12/21/99 VHS 1/11/2000)

 
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At Theaters: 8/13/1999 On Video: 1/11/2000
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 089905
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Four teenagers embark on a wild adventure to attend a KISS concert. Driven by their unwavering passion to experience their favorite legendary rock group live, the teens will stop at nothing to scam their way into the sold-out show.

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Comedy - Detroit Rock City is a broad comedy targeted primarily at teens, who will probably enjoy the broad physical humor and crude situations. Viewers old enough to recall the film's 1978 setting may also enjoy it on a nostalgic level, with a soundtrack including lots of late-70's rock and roll. Most other viewers would probably just find the film frantic and silly, with a great deal of teenage behavior entirely inappropriate for the age.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Edward Furlong (American History X)
Natasha Lyonne (The Slums of Beverly Hills)
Sam Huntington (Jungle 2 Jungle)
Director: Adam Rifkin (The Chase)
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Courting Kiss
A Quartet of Questers
Forging A Rock N Roll Fantasy
Sealed With A Kiss
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PROFANITY: Strong and extremely frequent
SEX/NUDITY: Bare female breasts and sexual situations
VIOLENCE: Beatings used for comic effect
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Teen use of alcohol, marijuana
ACTION: Chases and some violent action
COMEDY: Broad, crude and sometimes vulgar comedy
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Above Average
By any objective standard, DETROIT ROCK CITY is the kind of inexcusable stuff any sensible adult human being clearly would be well-advised to hurl himself as far from as possible...unless, of course, that adult human being happens to have been a member of the KISS Army in 1978. That's when this nostalgic teen comedy is set, sending its four garage band-mate protagonists on a trip where they will do anything to score tickets to a concert by the band they adore: KISS. Though sporadically guffaw-inducing as a teen sex farce, it's far more appealing as a pure nostalgia trip for a 30-something ex-headbanger.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 46 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
17
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
7
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

First there was the bold buoyancy of Beach Blanket Bingo. Then there was the manic joy of A Hard Day's Night and later the explosive energy of Rock N Roll High School. Now, in the tradition of the innocently exuberant rock and roll comedy, comes a new salute to the rebel teenage spirit and the insatiable adolescent appetite for fun.

For years, the teenage rock comedy genre has lain mostly dormant. But Detroit Rock City revisits the fun-loving format with a raucously funny yet surprisingly touching fable about the age-old adolescent quest for girls, good times, hot tunes and the intoxicating lure of freedom.

The story of four Midwestern High Schoolers on an unstoppable quest to snag a quartet of KISS concert tickets. Over the course of one magical night, each undergoes a harrowing and hilarious experience as their insatiable desire to see their favorite band is pitted against authoritarian nightmares, parental hypocrisy, trials of conscience and the persistent influence of disco. What begins as the passionate pursuit of a rock and roll fantasy turns into a series of hair-pin turns and comic misadventures with one over-riding goal: the liberty to pursue their own dreams.

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