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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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Drama

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Details

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

Bill Haley is shown performing at the start of part 2 as a solo act. In the 1950s (and indeed throughout his rock and roll career) he always worked in conjunction with The Comets. The band shown backing Haley at the start of part 2 is not The Comets. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Detour
Written by Graham Nash (uncredited), Steve Plunkett (uncredited) and Spencer Proffer (uncredited)
Performed by The HartAches
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excellent series
22 January 2000 | by hiss-2See all my reviews

I loved this mini series. It had a great blend of music and story. They should make more things like this.The actors were excellent. And all the original songs fit perfectly in with the time period. The Cameos by our generation actors excellent they fit in great. You could believe that it had really happened if it hadn't been for the warning at the front of the movie. I loved how they had the scenes focusing on the racial tension and stuff the whole nation semed to be dealing at the time.


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