American Hot Wax

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Alan Freed (Tim McIntire) is the focus of this biopic loosely based on the controversial Cleveland disc jockey who reportedly coined the phrase "rock n' roll" and introduced rock music to a generation. Spinning records at New York radio station WINS, Freed promotes rock concerts with the help of Mookie (Jay Leno) and secretary Sheryl (Fran Drescher). Always stirring controversy, Freed confronts conservatives and racists who seek to silence the music.

Cast

Tim McIntire
as Alan Freed
Jay Leno
as Mookie
Laraine Newman
as Teenage Louise
Al Chalk
as The Chesterfield
Sam Harkness
as The Chesterfield
Arnold McCuller
as The Chesterfield
Jeff Altman
as Lennie Richfield
Moosie Drier
as Artie Moress
John Lehne
as District Attorney
Kenny Vane
as Prof. La Plano
Chuck Berry
as Himself
Kenny Vance
as Prof. La Piano
Stephen Pearlman
as Peter Overmyer
Keene Curtis
as Mr. Leonard
Hamilton Camp
as Louie Morgan
Carl Earl Weaver
as Member of The Chesterfields
Joe Esposito
as Pianotone
Richard Roat
as Newscaster #1
Matthew Tobin
as Artie's Dad
Bobby Johnson
as Tap Dancer
Elmer Valentine
as Union Man
Charles Irwin
as Timmy and the Tangerine
Jo Ann Harris
as Timmy and the Tangerine
John Hawker
as Janitor
Heather Lowe
as Harriet (D.A.'s Secretary)
Nora Denney
as Louise's Mom
Garry Goodrow
as Louise's Dad
Arnold Johnson
as Arnold (Musician in Bar)
Larry Hankin
as Diamond's Manger
Dina Ousley
as Stage Manger's Date
Lonna Montrose
as Girl at Bar
Johnny Haymer
as Song Plugger
Michael Heit
as Mr. Morris (Manager)
Tom Baker
as Vinnie (Promo Man)
Fil Formicola
as Man Singing in the Hallway
Mary Peters
as "Big Red"
Howard Storm
as Billy Russo
Richard Perry
as George (Record Producer)
Cameron Crowe
as Delivery Boy
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