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Detroit Rock City (1999)


In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's amateur-night contest, take on religious protesters, even rob a convenience store!

Detroit Rock City (1999)

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Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Music
Directors: Adam Rifkin
Writers: Carl V. Dupré

Storyline


In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's amateur-night contest, take on religious protesters, even rob a convenience store!

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Reviews


70
Chicago Reader - Lisa Alspector
Unlike the many youth movies that can't overcome their makers' hindsight, this one may actually put you in an adolescent frame of mind.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Rick Groen
The tuneful melodies of their favourite band grace the soundtrack, but let's not confuse this with a rock 'n' roll movie -- the music is just the blank canvas awaiting the higher art of the gross-out.
50
Village Voice - Unnamed
There's an awful lot of rocking out going on in Detroit Rock City, but then rocking out is this occasionally clever but lifeless movie's reason for being.
30
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
Well, it could have been good. But this goofy homage to Kiss fans gets dry mouth pretty fast.
30
Film Threat - Ron Wells
If you love KISS, you'll probably see this movie anyway. If you don't, there's no point.

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