Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.Written by
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On the highway, Christine makes a remark about the possibility of KISS producing a disco song. The boys laugh it off, but in fact, in 1979, the year after the movie takes place, KISS did indeed come out with a hit disco song - "I Was Made For Lovin' You". Christine's remark is a joke pertaining to the song. See more »
When Jam's mother lights the KISS tickets, she goes to set them in the canister and the tickets are face down. The next close-up shot of the tickets burning, they are facing up. See more »
Father Phillip McNulty:
I've been giving that sermon for years and I never realised that its the work of some comedy mastermind. The Prodigal Son is a barrel of fucking monkeys.
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The New Line Cinema fanfare is played on electric guitar instead of the usual orchestral version. See more »
The DVD edition of the film retains more footage not seen in theaters. These scenes are:
A longer scene in the car when Lin Shaye and Sam Huntington are driving to St. Bernards Academy.
Longer scene on the highway which Natasha Lyonne and her clan is introduced. It runs about 3-5 minutes longer.
A longer scene of the opening to which the four boys are singing "Rock N Roll All Nite"
Longer confessional scene with Melanie Lynski and Sam Huntington.
Longer scene with "Elvis", the custodian.
Longer scene with Shannon Tweed and Edward Furlong.
At least four alternate takes of the final concert scene.
Hilarious...not a brainy or brilliant picture but it carries some off-the-wall moments that make it all worthwhile. The dialogue is unflinchingly crude and certain scenes will just catch you off-guard...definately worth your time. Don't worry if you aren't into KISS...it's more about their journey TO the concert.
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