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American Hot Wax(1978)

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Brief Synopsis

It is the early 1950s, and disc jockey Alan Freed is promoting a new style of music called rock and roll. Freed is attempting to stage the very first live rock show at Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre, but in order to do so he has to the outrage and angry protests of parents, political conservatives, and the local police.

Cast & Crew

Floyd Mutrux Director
Tim McIntire Alan Freed
Jay Leno Mookie
Laraine Newman Teenage Louise
Carl Earl Weaver Lead Singer In Chesterfields
Al Chalk Singer In Chesterfields
Sam Harkness Singer In Chesterfields
Arnold Mcculler Singer In Chesterfields
Jeff Altman Lennie Richfield
Moosie Drier Artie Moress
John Lehne District Attorney
Chuck Berry Himself
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MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1978 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Metrocolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Stereo Production Co:  Paramount Pictures .....Studio, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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  • The Moondog lives!

    Mick 2008-05-11

    One of the best rock & roll movies ever. Tim McIntyre as Alan Freed is brilliant -- very human. So many great scenes: check out what happens when the... MORE>

  • 50's RADIO DJ PERSECUTED,BANNED & FIRED

    carolyn flournoy 2006-11-25

    POPULAR 50'S RADIO DJ, ALAN FREED, WAS PERSECUTED FOR PROMOTING DOO WOP MUSIC ON AIR,AND FOR PLAYING RECORDINGS BY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS. ALAN... MORE>