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Bandslam (2009)

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A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band -- together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

Director:

Todd Graff

Writers:

Josh A. Cagan (screenplay), Todd Graff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aly Michalka ... Charlotte
Vanessa Hudgens ... Sa5m
Gaelan Connell ... Will
Scott Porter ... Ben Wheatly
Ryan Donowho ... Basher
Charlie Saxton ... Bug
Lisa Kudrow ... Karen
Tim Jo ... Omar
Elvy Yost ... Irene (Cello)
Lisa Chung Lisa Chung ... Kim Lee (Keyboards)
J.W. Wright J.W. Wright ... Dylan Dyer (Glory Dogs Guitar) (as J.W. Wright II)
Blair Bomar ... Megan
Casey Williams ... Ms. Wittenberg
Maggie Maye ... Kyra 17-1
Jennifer Blair ... Kyra's Friend
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Storyline

Will centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. Assembling a like-minded crew of misfits, the friends form a rock group and perform in the battle of the bands competition at their school. Written by anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Will See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,231,273, 16 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,205,343, 20 September 2009
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie Saxton had his callback audition for Bug on his birthday. See more »

Goofs

As Lisa Kudrow leaves the bathroom after 'talking' with Will, then leaving you can see her move of the way. Presumably to get out of the way of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Will Burton: I think you're trying too hard to be like Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Bug: That's crazy; I don't even like Flea.
Will Burton: Yeah, what's your name?
Bug: ...Bug.
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Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Written and Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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The Vidiot Reviews...
20 March 2010 | by capone666See all my reviews

Bandslam

Starting a high school rock band, nowadays, is as easy as plugging plastic instruments into a video game console and following the progression of blinking lights.

And while most teens are comfortable pantomiming their prowess in a virtual world, others, like the ones in this movie, are intent on rockin' out old school.

Upon moving to a new town, music aficionado Will (Gaelan Connell) meets jaded Sa5m (Vanessa Hudgens), who informs him of their school's bandslam competition. Known for his music savvy, Will is approached by Charlotte (Alyson Michalka), a popular student who hopes to tap his astuteness for her bandslam entry.

A tongue-in-cheek critique of the state of music, as well as the close-minded cliques that preserve it, Bandslam is a refreshing surprise filled with sardonic jabs and stirring family secrets.

As for my high school band – we called it quits after someone stole all of our air guitars. (Green Light)


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