Detroit Rock City

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Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film about four teenagers in a Kiss cover band who try to see their idols in Detroit in 1978.

Directed by Adam Rifkin. Written by Carl V. Dupré
You gotta lose your mind at Detroit Rock City! (taglines)


Jam: Hey, how's it going, Mom?
Jam's Mom: Jeremiah!
Jam: I'm gonna ask you this nicely first. Can I have my drumsticks back?
Jam's Mom: Your drumsticks are the least of your worries, young man. You ran out on God! My son just ran out on God! You are in a world of...
Jam: TROUBLE?! (laughs) I've been in trouble for the past 12 hours! HELLO?! You know, I'm going to be in St. Bernard's Boarding School for the next two years of my life, remember?
Jam's Mom: Yes!
Jam: I'm gonna be out of your hair until I'm a legal adult!
Jam's Mom: Yes!
Jam: Then all you have to do is go to church, light a candle, and pray to some stupid little statue for me, and all is forgiven and forgotten, right, Mom? Then you can spend your days in a guilt-free pursuit of more constructive activities, like telling everybody else how screwed up their lives are. And then you no longer need the patience and understanding required to talk to your own son on some normal plane. And that way, you don't even need to think about how tough it was for you when you were growing up, and it's probably a good thing, too, 'cause if you did, you'd realize what a lousy parent you are!
Jam's Mom: Jeremiah, what has gotten into you?
Jam: I JUST LOST MY VIRGINITY IN A CONFESSIONAL BOOTH! LORD HAVE MERCY! Now, for the last time, Mom, give me back my drumsticks... please.
Jam's Mom: "Jeremiah! Those jeans are so tight, I can see your penis!"


  • You gotta lose your mind at Detroit Rock City!
  • Rock and roll all night. Party every day.
  • They came. They saw. They rocked.
  • Kiss The Rules Goodbye.
  • Disco Sucks!
  • In October 1978, 4 high school students disappeared outside Detroit, Michigan. 20 years later, their footage was found.


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