Detroit Rock City

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Detroit Rock City ★ 1999 (R)

It's 1978, and a group of dim Kiss fans will do anything to get into a sold-out Detroit concert. And non-Kiss fans should do anything to get out of watching this movie. Manages to be tasteless and humorless even when it's not obviously annoying. Co-producer Gene Simmons and the boys only perform the title song, so Kiss fans will be left searching their neighborhood for an Old Folks Kabuki Theater for a fix of the elderly in makeup. Director Rifkin recreated the 1978 Kiss Love Gun Show with the band performing in that haven of heavy metal: Hamilton, Ontario? 95m/C VHS, DVD . Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington, Giuseppe Andrews, Lin Shaye, James DeBello, Natasha Lyonne, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss; D: Adam Rifkin; W: Carl DuPre; C: John R. Leonetti; M: J. Peter Robinson.