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Detroit Rock City - Movie Synopsis & Plot

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First there was the bold buoyancy of Beach Blanket Bingo. Then there was the manic joy of A Hard Day's Night and later the explosive energy of Rock N Roll High School. Now, in the tradition of the innocently exuberant rock and roll comedy, comes a new salute to the rebel teenage spirit and the insatiable adolescent appetite for fun.

For years, the teenage rock comedy genre has lain mostly dormant. But Detroit Rock City revisits the fun-loving format with a raucously funny yet surprisingly touching fable about the age-old adolescent quest for girls, good times, hot tunes and the intoxicating lure of freedom.

From New Line Cinema comes a coming-of-age story that rocks four worlds. Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, Sam Huntington and newcomer James De Bello star in the 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.

Using a fast-paced, dizzying style that serves as the visual equivalent of the hammering riff, director Adam Rifkin captures not only a humorous nostalgia for the 70's but the eternal charms of living at maximum volume.

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