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Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)

A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Mike Robe, Bill Kerby (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Somerville ... Lyne Danner
Brad Hawkins ... Tyler Hart
Kathy Baker ... Janice Danner
Frank Whaley ... Allen Kogan
Gerald McRaney ... Howard Danner
Samaria Graham ... Marsha Stokes
Travis Fine ... Mookie Gilliland
Kai Lennox ... Dotson
Erik King ... Paul Terranova
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
Leo Burmester ... Corby Judd (Part 1)
Billy Porter ... Little Richard
Brett Rice ... Joe Hart (Part 1) (as James Brett Rice)
Troy Donahue ... Rob Kamen
Edd Byrnes ... Bobby Icovella
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Storyline

A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's. The band gets popular and the labels approach them with their own ideas about the direction the band should take next. Will their pressure tear the band apart?

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Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The teen idol from the 50s is here, Eddie "Kookie" Byrnes See more »

Goofs

The princess phone wasn't introduced until 1959, although this movie is set in 1956-57. Other telephones in the movie are also years ahead of their time. See more »

Connections

References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Blues
Written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
Performed by Gary Allan
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User Reviews

 
If this movie gets released on DVD, I'll buy a DVD player.
23 January 2000 | by TheMovieKingSee all my reviews

Superior old-fashioned entertainment; all story with no unnecessary filler. Very refreshing for this era. Bonnie Sommerville was outstanding; her facial eloquences expressing all the feelings from joy and happiness, to pain and sorrow, were absolutely wonderful. She made the movie story seem believable. The new music in the film, shows that great tunes with harmony, substance, melody, and excitement can still be written and performed.


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