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Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

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Cast

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Dakota Sage Grant ...
Little Girl on Bus
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Random Guy (as Matt Sullivan)
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Beth
Michael Olusczak ...
Crook
Anthony Bellissimo ...
Rocker Thief
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Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
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Doug Flintlock
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Mayor's Secretary
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Chico (as Angelo Donato Valderrama)
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Storyline

1987. Naive Sherrie Christian has just arrived in Hollywood from Tulsa looking to become a rock star. She is just like Drew Boley was when he first arrived in Hollywood, he, now the Hollywood veteran, who works as a bar back at the Bourbon Club, known as the center of the rock scene in town and the place where many of the biggest acts in rock got their big break. The two meet as Drew helps Sherrie with a situation when she first arrives in town. Despite Dennis Dupree, the Bourbon's owner/manager, not liking to hire people like Drew or Sherrie - someone who has musical aspirations - as service staff, Drew is able to convince Dennis and his assistant Lonny to hire Sherrie as a server, Drew and Sherrie who have a blossoming mutual attraction. Dennis and Lonny, who are having financial difficulties, are able to convince rock star Stacee Jaxx, the perpetually stoned front man for the band Arsenal who got his first break performing at the Bourbon, to perform for free at a benefit concert at... Written by Huggo

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Nothin' but a good time


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language | See all certifications »

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15 June 2012 (USA)  »

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La era del rock  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,437,269, 17 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,518,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,418,613
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joel Hoekstra, who at the time played guitar for the Broadway production of Rock of Ages and for the band Night Ranger, can be seen to the left over Will Forte's shoulder during the "We Built This City" scene. See more »

Goofs

The angle of Stacee's head changes during his interview by Rolling Stone magazine. At the beginning of the interview, he sits up and leans forward on the couch, and starts to say, "I think, due to the changing nature of the music industry..." with his head leaning to his left. The camera angle changes, and his head is instantly leaning to his right. See more »

Quotes

Paul Gill: Okay great interview, hope you got everything
Constance Sack: You're not a cowboy
Stacee Jaxx: Why don't you tell me what I am?
Constance Sack: You are man-child stuck in a rut
Stacee Jaxx: I love it when you talk dirty...
Constance Sack: You used to be great, but whatever made you that way, it's gone
Stacee Jaxx: That's right give it to me rough
Constance Sack: Now you are just another asleep at the wheel singing songs you wrote ten years ago.
Paul Gill: Okay lady...
Constance Sack: Oh and as long as you got this manager keeping you on the road and doping you up with girls and booze and million dollar record deals he's ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: At Long Last Love (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Tom Cruise and Malin Akerman
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This isn't Rock and It won't last for ages.
15 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

If you are a legit rock or metal listener, you would definitely agree with me that the so-called "rock" performances in the movie doesn't really qualify as "rock". It is more like pop, well what do you expect from the director of Hair Spray and other Musical Movies, he made it mainstream to probably make it more appealing. I also agree with the other reviewers that it doesn't even give the right information about rock/metal. Rock/Metal is not just about sex, drugs and rock n' roll, it is much deeper than that. 1 point for the all star casts (minus points for them being miscast for their roles). 1 point for the effects, "rock and roll" feel. 2 points for some good renditions and selection of songs. Overall, 4 points... this is just a mediocre movie.


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