The Rocker


1h 42m 2008

Brief Synopsis

When we first meet Robert "Fish" Fishman, he and his bandmates from Vesuvius are in full '80s glory--knocking out headbanging songs and sporting big hair, scarves, and impossibly tight leather pants. Just as Vesuvius is about to break big, Fish is tossed out of the band. Flash-forward twenty years:

Film Details

Also Known As
Rocker
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

When we first meet Robert "Fish" Fishman, he and his bandmates from Vesuvius are in full '80s glory--knocking out headbanging songs and sporting big hair, scarves, and impossibly tight leather pants. Just as Vesuvius is about to break big, Fish is tossed out of the band. Flash-forward twenty years: the ex-drummer extraordinaire, who lived, ate, breathed, slept--and most of all, sweated--rock n' roll, works for an insurance company and is living with his sister, brother-in-law and nephew Matt. In short, Fish is a broken man, stuck in a mid-life crisis. But when he learns that Matt's band, A.D.D., is searching for a new drummer, Fish volunteers--well, really, he begs--for a shot. Fish is over two decades older than his bandmates, yet somehow he completes A.D.D.: the brooding, hair-in-the-face singer Curtis; the stiff-as-a-board supernerd Matt; the ironic post-modern punk girl Amelia--and now the ancient rocker, Fish. Spurred by Fish's habit of rehearsing in the buff (and hip new moniker "The Naked Drummer"), A.D.D. becomes an internet sensation. They hit the road for their first big tour--along with Curtis' mom, Kim, as a chaperone. But as Fish once again lives the rock and roll life he thought was almost a birthright, he begins a journey that will take him to a place even he never thought possible: adulthood.

Crew

Mon Agranat

Song

Scott Alexander

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Alterman

Adr

Tamara Andrews

Painter

Steve Apostolina

Adr

Max Armstrong

Assistant Camera

Samantha Armstrong

Script Supervisor

Julie Ashton-barson

Casting

Laura Harris Atkinson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kirk Baily

Adr

Lazlo Bane

Song Performer

Tim Barraball

Special Effects

Jerry Beaudrow

Carpenter

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Bob Beemer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dennis Bellingham

Sound

Barb Benoit

Visual Effects

Dennis Berardi

Visual Effects

David Best

Assistant Art Director

Marco Bianco

Stunts

Matthew Bianco

Stunts

Dane Bjerno

Camera Operator

Kristy Blackwell

Visual Effects

Ermes Blarasin

Stunts

Jack Boem

Assistant Director

Gustavo Borner

Music Scoring Mixer

James F Breithaupt

Production Accountant

Brendan Bresnahan

Video Assist/Playback

Tim Bright

Song

Tim Bright

Music

Brenton Brown

On-Set Dresser

Gord Brown

Painter

Woody Brown

Art Department Coordinator

John Buchan

Casting

Ron Bunt

Carpenter

James Burke

Production Assistant

Bruce Bush

Coordinator

Jeff Cardoni

Song

Jeff Cardoni

Song Performer

Kerry Carmean

Foley Editor

Julio Carmona

Adr

Kris Carson

Visual Effects

Bruce Carwardine

Sound Mixer

Carlos Chairez

Song

Andy Chan

Visual Effects

Amber Chase

Makeup

David M. Chisholm

Production Coordinator

Ho Chow

Stunts

Ovidiu Cinazan

Visual Effects

Aurelian Ciobota

Visual Effects

Julie Cochrill

Accounting Assistant

Wayne Collins

Carpenter

Christopher Comrie

Accountant

Mike Corazza

Transportation Captain

Dave Di Corpo

Carpenter

Patrick Cusack

Assistant Sound Editor

Bobby Dall

Song

Peter Daprato

Key Rigging Grip

Robert Daprato

Key Grip

Jon Davis

Assistant Art Director

Terry Dean

Craft Service

Tina Dean

Craft Service

Lou Decampo

Costume Supervisor

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Marty Dejczak

Location Manager

Federico Demarco

Assistant Camera

Damir Demirovic

Music

Eric Deros

Set Designer

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Cc Deville

Song

Anand Dorairaj

Visual Effects

John Doyle

Caterer

Kevin Drysdale

Assistant

Jonathan Dubowsky

Song

Donna Dupere-taylor

Casting

Paul Dzatko

Carpenter

Susan Exton-stranks

Hair

Christopher Faizi

Song

Kyle Falconer

Song

Joanne Filletti

Painter

Roger Finlay

Camera Operator

Chad Fischer

Original Score

Chad Fischer

Song

Frank Fletcher

Special Effects

Sean Foley

Camera Trainee

Sean Foley

Adr

George Folsey

Editor

Maya Forbes

Screenplay

Missy Foster

Assistant

Peter Gabriel

Song

Penny Gay

Props Buyer

Caroline Gee

Assistant Set Decorator

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Brian Giddens

Assistant Director

Gerri Gillan

Costume Supervisor

Taylor Goldsmith

Song

Juan Gongora

Song

Jackie Gonneau

Adr

Brandt Gordon

Production Designer

Yolanda Graci

Assistant Director

Courtney Graham

Film Lab

Elizabeth Gruszka

Makeup

Annu Gulati

Visual Effects

Arda Gulesserian

Audio

Kerry Gutierrez

Adr

Patrick Hagarty

Assistant Director

Michael Hall

Camera Operator

Michael Hall

Best Boy Electric

Christopher Hargadon

Costume Designer

Steve Harrison

Painter

Pete Harwood

Carpenter

Mazen Hassan

Assistant

Jeff Helgason

Scenic Artist

Ron Hewitt

Property Master

Curtis Hibbert

Stunts

Bridget Hoffman

Adr

Sean Hollis

Painter

Victoria Holt

Visual Effects

Patrick Houlihan

Music Supervisor

Patrick Houlihan

Song

Timo Huber

Visual Effects

John Hurlbut

Music

John Hurlbut

Sound

Michael Huschka

Assistant Property Master

John Irwin

Generator Operator

Rich Jacques

Music

Ryan Jaffe

Story By

Jason Jennings

Lighting Technician

Stuart Johnson

Consultant

Mick Jones

Song

Liise Keeling

Stunts

Tom Keifer

Song

Patrick King

Dolly Grip

Jason Knight

Casting

James Kohne

Dolly Grip

Stephen Kolodziej

Lighting Technician

Evan Krasts

Song

George Kraychyk

Photography

Karen Kriss

Visual Effects

Richard Krogh

Costumer

Mike Kwan

Visual Effects

Isabelle Langlois

Visual Effects

Brian Lapin

Music

Tori Larsen

Production Assistant

Joanne Leach

Stunts

Graydon Lee

Stunts

Kelly Leether

Painter

Natasha Leonnet

Colorist

Shawn Levy

Producer

Halina Lewandowski

Painter

Desirée Lidón

Generator Operator

Danny Lima

Stunts

Chris Link

Song

Ferraby Lionheart

Song

Jonny Lives!

Song Performer

Joaquin Lozano

Song

Lyn Lucibello

Unit Production Manager

Lyn Lucibello

Coproducer

Tony Lucibello

Assistant Director

John Macgillivary

Special Effects Coordinator

John Mackenzie

Construction Coordinator

Kevan Mackenzie

Music

Susan Macleod

Costume Supervisor

Fiona Macpherson

Special Effects

David Malcolm

Assistant Director

Elliot Mallon

Visual Effects

Alex Mandelberg

Adr

Craig Mann

Sound

Patrick Mark

Stunts

David Marks

Editorial Production Assistant

Adrian Marler

Storyboard Artist

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Joachim Martin

Camera Operator

Joachim Martin

Director Of Photography

Amanda Mccann

Casting Associate

Leslie Mccullagh

Painter

Tania Mcgowan

Assistant Art Director

Brad Mcilroy

Caterer

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr

Duncan Mcleod

Stunts

Tom Mcnulty

Producer

Paul Meany

Song

Scott Menville

Adr

Bret Michaels

Song

Steve Middlebrook

On-Set Dresser

Mike Milligan

Music

Blake Mills

Song

Michael Minkler

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jaideep Mohan

Visual Effects

Katie Moore

Production Assistant

Russell Moore

Set Designer

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Jeff Muhsoldt

Assistant Director

Heidi Myers

Adr

Mike Newton

Carpenter

Pete Nilson

Caterer

Mike Novich

Recording Engineer

Ted Overton

Assistant Camera

Curtis Parker

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Rocker
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 20, 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Opening Night/Sure Bets) June 12-21, 2008.

Released in United States Summer August 20, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at CineVegas Film Festival (Opening Night/Sure Bets) June 12-21, 2008.)