• Detroit Rock City (1999)

Detroit Rock City

Release Date: August 13th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 1999

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Rock-loving teens and aspiring musicians Hawk (Edward Furlong), Lex (Giuseppe Andrews), Trip (James DeBello) and Jam (Sam Huntington) can't wait to see their favorite band, KISS, perform at an upcoming concert. However, when Jam's pious mother (Lin Shaye) finds the tickets to the event, she incinerates them, leaving the boys desperate for a way to see the show. In their attempts to see KISS, the lads endure misunderstandings, humiliation and violence, all just to see their beloved idols.

Cast: Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington, Lin Shaye, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Miles Dougal

Director: Adam Rifkin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Base 12 Productions

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Underdog, Quest, Mother, Friendship, 1970s, Growing up, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    While it's possible to have a great time with the movie without having any interest in Kiss, it should be noted that the band does make an appearance. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Detroit Rock City possesses three characteristics: an irreverent attitude, a high energy approach, and a loud soundtrack. While these qualities don't necessarily add up to a good movie, they keep the proceedings from becoming dull. show more

  • 50
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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. show more

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