: : : Detroit Rock City
===Story=== It's hard to call ''Detroit Rock City'' a "coming of age" movie--since it's hard to argue that any of the characters do any genuine growing up. But even though it's about four young metalheads trying to get to a KISS concert, the movie actually has more in common with sincere portraits of adolescence than it does with raucous teen comedies. The four heroes are members of a teen metal band called Mystery (the ''s'' is written in the same font as the letters of KISS, lest anyone mistake their source of inspiration). After the drummer's religiously zealous mother burns their tickets to a long-awaited concert in nearby Detroit, the boys go anyway and try to get tickets through theft, skullduggery, and entering a male stripper contest. The jokes are broad and the movie culminates in an orgy of male adolescent wish-fulfillment, but here and there some loving attention is paid to the details of 1970s teenage life--the haircuts, clothes, and toys the filmmakers probably had when they were kids. Edward Furlong, as the band's singer, is his usual scruffy self and exudes his particular lopsided charm; the rest of the cast play their parts with similar high spirits. Though ''Detroit Rock City'' was probably meant to be a no-holds-barred comedy in the vein of ''American Pie'', the end result is curiously wistful; no one's going to mistake it for ''The Last Picture Show'', but something sincere and elegiac lurks in those bang-covered eyes. ''--Bret Fetzer'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Widescreen

Cast

Giuseppe AndrewsLex
James DeBelloTrip
Edward FurlongHawk
Sam HuntingtonJam
Lin ShayeMrs. Bruce
Melanie LynskeyBeth
Natasha LyonneChristine
Emmanuelle ChriquiBarbara
Shannon TweedAmanda Finch
Kevin CorriganBeefy Jerk #1
Steve SchirripaBeefy Jerk #2
Ron JeremyMC
Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
Ace FrehleyAce Frehley
Peter CrissPeter Criss

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Adam Rifkin
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 95 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 13, 1999
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 7, 2002
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