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American Hot Wax

American Hot Wax (1978)

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This lively musical comedy pays tribute to the birth of rock & roll in the late 1950s and the instrumental role played by disc jockey Alan Freed who helped bring the new sound into vogue. Much of the story centers on the daring deejay's attempts to put on the very first live rock & roll stage show at the Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn. To do this he must overcome the protests of concerned and angry parents, conservatives, and local police. Several performers of the era appear in the film

PG,

Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

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... a solid stellar performance by Tim McIntire, and if he doesn't manage to save the film, he gives it a much-needed center of gravity.

September 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
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    1. Alan Freed: What can I say? Mr. Chuck Berry!
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