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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.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Justin Theroux (screenplay by), Chris D'Arienzo (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Sherrie Christian
Dakota Sage Grant Dakota Sage Grant ... Little Girl on Bus
Matthew Rush Sullivan ... Random Guy (as Matt Sullivan)
Diego Boneta ... Drew Boley
Russell Brand ... Lonny
Alec Baldwin ... Dennis Dupree
Erica Frene ... Beth
Michael Olusczak Michael Olusczak ... Crook
Tony Bellissimo ... Rocker Thief (as Anthony Bellissimo)
Shane Hartline ... Bartender Jimmy (as Alan Shane Hartline)
James Martin Kelly ... Doug Flintlock
Bryan Cranston ... Mike Whitmore
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Patricia Whitmore
Celina Beach Celina Beach ... Mayor's Secretary
Angelo Valderrama ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Chris D'Arienzo, original book writer of the stage musical, admitted to having been disappointed by the movie, citing the unnecessary story changes, poor casting (was apparently shocked that Constantine Maroulis was not asked to reprise the role of Drew), and how glossy the singing sounded, saying that "It may have looked liked the 80s, but it's missing the dirty-likability that made the 80s awesome". He's vowed that a possible remake will be independently-made rather then studio produced. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the film, there's a post-1990 Lincoln Town Car. See more »

Quotes

Lonny: Drew... what's the name of your band, mate?
Drew Boley: Wolfgang Von Colt.
Lonny: ...and you're sticking with that are you?
Drew Boley: Yeah...
Lonny: [to audience] Please welcome to the stage very poorly titled Wolfgang Van Colt!
Drew Boley: ...Von Colt.
Lonny: [to Drew] It's not an improvement.
[to audience]
Lonny: Wolfgang VON Colt!
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Alternate Versions

The R-Rated Extended Cut runs ~13 minutes longer than the Theatrical release. See more »

Connections

References Michael Jackson: Beat It (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Any Way You Want It
Written by Steve Perry and Neal Schon
Performed by Mary J. Blige, Constantine Maroulis, Paul Giamatti , Diego Boneta and Julianne Hough
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Great musical
23 March 2019 | by masonsaulSee all my reviews

Rock Of Ages is a great musical that's fun and gleefully ridiculous with an incredible cast who give good performances, especially Tom Cruise who is easily the standout. The great songs and solid pacing help make up for the predictable plot.


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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock of Ages See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,437,269, 17 June 2012

Gross USA:

$38,518,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,418,613
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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