Detroit Rock City

1999 R 1h 35m DVD

Detroit Rock City

1999 R 1h 35m DVD
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In 1978 Detroit, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. In director Adam Rifkin's riotous comedy, four teens (Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Edward Furlong and Natasha Lyonne) find that getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's amateur-night contest, take on religious protesters and even rob a convenience store!
Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Sam Huntington, Natasha Lyonne, Lin Shaye, Melanie Lynskey, Nick Scotti, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Shannon Tweed, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Kiss
Adam Rifkin
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is something of a valentine to sex, drugs, and rock and roll, to say nothing of lying, cheating, stealing, destroying property, and cutting school. Much of the humor in the film will be lost on people who don't know every KISS lyric and remember the KISS comic with the band's blood mixed into the red ink.

Sexual Content

Typical for a teen comedy, the boys talk a lot about sex.


Some violence. Characters in peril, hold-up at gunpoint.


The usual words.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug use, including marijuana and drinking that results in getting sick.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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