Detroit Rock City


1h 35m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A coming-of-age story that rocks four worlds: a 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 'n' 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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Music
Teens
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A coming-of-age story that rocks four worlds: a 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 'n' 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.

Crew

Steve C. Aaron

Sound Mixer

Joe Adams

Casting Associate

Nick Alachiotis

Stunts

Daniel Albahary

Other

A P Alexakis

Song

Hazel K Anderson

Stunts

Giuseppe Andrews

Song Performer

Natalie Angel

Other

Ron Annabelle

Driver

Michael Anthony

Song

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Kathy Asheton

Script Supervisor

Spring Aspers

Music Supervisor

Rudy Baccuchi

Driver

John Banister

Scenic Artist

Mark Barinholtz

Special Thanks To

Roger Barton

Editor

Matthew O'reilly Bates

Assistant Director

Richard Baumgart

Driver

Willie Beck

Song

Javier Bennassar

Sound Effects Editor

Paul Berta

Storyboard Artist

Anne Black

Visual Effects

Richard Black

Assistant Director

Kareem E Blair

Location Assistant

Ermes Blarasin

Stunts

Marc Bolan

Song

Paul Bolton

Electrician

Leroy Bonner

Song

Joseph E Boren

Assistant Editor

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

John Boylan

Dialogue Coach

Charles Braive

Assistant Director

Mike Brandvold

Special Thanks To

Dara Bratt

Production Assistant

Valerie Breiman

Special Thanks To

Laurel Bresnahan

Other

Leigh Brinkman

Stunts

Paul Broucek

Music

Errol Brown

Song

Boudleaux Bryant

Song

Kathryn Buck

Script Supervisor

Percy Budd

Driver

Ricardo Burkhardt

Driver

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Randy Butcher

Stunts

Ed Butkus

Other

Terence Butler

Song

Donna Butt

Wardrobe

Carlo Campagna

Other

Kevin Campbell

Production Assistant

Douglas Caron

Avid Editor

Wendy Carroll

Stunts

Laurie Cartwright

Other

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

Rob Cavallo

Song

Mike Chapman

Song

Patricia Chard

Art Department

Dorian Cheah

Rerecording

Kirk Cheney

Construction Coordinator

Allen Cheng

Rigging Gaffer

Nicky Chinn

Song

Brian Clancy

Carpenter

Katrin Clark

Hair Assistant

Rene Clark

Animator

Allan Clow

Stunts

Adam Cohen

Editor

Harley Cohen

Assistant Director

Angelo Colavecchia

Steadicam Operator

Wayne Collins

Carpenter

Douglas Colvin

Song

Brian Connolly

Song

Judi Cooper-sealy

Hairdresser

Janet Cormak

Scenic Artist

Peter Cox

Stunts

Jim C Craig

Best Boy Grip

Peter Criss

Song

John Cummings

Song

Ayo Davis

Casting Assistant

Chip Davis

Song

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Michael De Luca

Executive Producer

Christopher Dean

Key Grip

James Debello

Song Performer

Dave Debrincat

Camera Assistant

Dan Dengel

Transportation Coordinator

Gerry Deschenes

Swing Gang

Dennis Deyoung

Song

Karola Dirnberger

Hairdresser

Bob Dorough

Song

Matt Dubin

Visual Effects

Jay Duboisson

Costume Supervisor

Carl Dupre

Screenplay

Darry Dusbiber

Gaffer

Jeff Egan

Medic

Karen Eisenstadt

Production Accountant

Lisle Engle

Sound Effects Editor

Thomas Erdelyi

Song

Mary Erstad

Foley Mixer

Trina Erzkiel

Craft Service

Kevin Etherington

Stand-In

Bob Ezrin

Song

David Farant

Stand-In

Tom Farr

Stunts

David Fein

Foley Artist

Dino Fekaris

Song

Robert Fernandez

Other

C J Fidler

Stunts

Richard Finch

Song

Nick Fischer

Swing Gang

Tammy Fisher

Special Thanks To

R Fitzsimmons

Transportation Coordinator

Danielle Fleury

Assistant Set Decorator

Norm Foster

Driver

Kim V. Fowley

Song

Jim Fox

Song

Ian Fraser

Construction

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Ace Frehley

Song Performer

Bill Fries

Song

Edward Furlong

Song Performer

Frank Gaeta

Sound Editor

Michael Galbraith

Lighting Technician

Drew Lynn Gardner

Hair Assistant

Robert Getty

Assistant Sound Editor

Beth Gilinsky

Art Department

Emily Glatter

Production Coordinator

Jana Lynn Gold

Avid Editor

Mark Goldblatt

Editor

Mike Gow

Stunts

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

Katharine Gray

Clearance Coordinator

Peter Green

Song

Edvard Grieg

Song

Kathryn Guy

Other

Joseph Aloysius Haase

Special Thanks To

Kathleen Haase

Producer

Lana Hale

Rights & Clearances

Pat Hanley-cumming

Wardrobe

David Harcourt

Other

Steve Hardie

Production Designer

Paul Harding

Swing Gang

Christine Hare

Apprentice

John Harper

Camera Assistant

Barry Hay

Song

Chris Helcermanas-benge

Photography

Claudia Hernandez

Assistant

Michael Hertlein

Dialogue Editor

Ron Hewitt

Assistant Property Master

Chato Hill

Assistant Sound Editor

John Hobson

Camera Operator

Lilly Hochmanovic

Stand-In

Perry Hoffman

Camera Operator

Andy Hoghn

Camera Assistant

Rupert Holmes

Song Performer

Rupert Holmes

Song

Dylan How

Video Assist/Playback

Gwen Hudson

Stand-In

Sam Huntington

Song Performer

Jeff Hyman

Song

Frank Iommi

Song

Eric Jackson

Production Assistant

Robert C Jackson

Dialogue Editor

Marc Jacobs

Production

Scarlett Jade

Wardrobe

Joan Jett

Song

C W Jones

Foley Mixer

Chris Jones

Driver

Jamie Jones

Stunts

Marshall Jones

Song

Thomas Jones

Adr Editor

Craig Jurkiewicz

Foley Editor

Scott Kanyuck

Other

Allan Kaufman

Music Supervisor

Mark S. Kaufman

Music

Michael Kavanagh

Special Effects Coordinator

Ric Keeley

Post-Production Supervisor

John Keenan

Carpenter

Murray R Keith

Construction

Ossama Khuluki

Foley Artist

Darlene King

Hair Assistant

Gershon Kingsley

Song

Michael Kohne

Best Boy

George Kooymans

Song

Siegfried Kopp

Assistant Director

David Korchok

Assistant Location Manager

Ted Kornblum

Special Thanks To

Jonathan Kovacs

Props Buyer

Kym Kristalie

Stunts

Jon Kull

Original Music

Harry Lake

Director Of Photography

Harry Lake

Other

Martin Lake

Key Grip

Rocco Larizza

Construction

Vera Laurence

Wardrobe Assistant

Burton Leblanc

Makeup Artist

Jason Leeking

Driver

Greg Lennox

Carpenter

John R. Leonetti

Director Of Photography

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Music
Teens
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 13, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 11, 2000

Completed shooting December 10, 1998.

Began shooting October 9, 1998.

Released in United States Summer August 13, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 11, 2000