Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City (1999)

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Corrected entry: When Kiss is playing live they are using wireless guitars, but the film takes place in 1978 when they were still plugging directly into the amps with cords.

Correction: Wireless guitar systems were invented in 1968.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are driving down the road with Christine in the back after beating up the Guidos, she says something like, "I wouldn't be surprised if Kiss made a disco song," and the other guys all just laugh and say that'll never happen. What's funny here is Kiss made the song "I Was Made for Lovin' You," which is a disco rock kind of song as a way to show how easy it would be to make a disco song.


Correction: That's the point of the line. It's not trivia, it's a joke.


Corrected entry: When they are all running out of the church school they don't have the priest's pizza, but in the car, they do.

Correction: They bought more pizzas from the delivery guy, in one scene in the car you can see several boxes in the back meaning they got more to munch on while waiting.

Corrected entry: There are supposed to be four guys in the Volvo on the way to Detroit, but in one shot while they are debating whether or not to pick up Christine there is only one person in the car.

Correction: Just watched the scene, looking carefully for a solo driver. At no point during that scene is there only one person in the car. Look carefully (pause/freeze not required) and you can see a silhouette of the guys in the back seat in the one side view, where it may look like one person in the car. All other shots in the scene show the four in the car.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when the boys are playing, it is actually them playing and not a recording.

Correction: Actually, it's not them playing, only singing. On the DVD, there is an extra feature that shows another band playing the song, and the boys recording the vocals.

Corrected entry: When the guys bust Jam out of boarding school, their tires screech as they drive away. Tires dont screech on a dirt road.

Correction: Depending on the composition of the dirt, it is possible to squeal tires on dirt.

Corrected entry: When the boys are driving the Volvo to Detroit the drivers' side window is open then every other shot it is closed. It is open and closed about six times in 30 seconds.

Correction: In the film it appears as 60 seconds, but there are time lapses between shots, it is not one continuous scene. Filmmakers don't show the times where there is nothing happening during the trip.

Corrected entry: In the convenience store scene, Trip is leafing through a copy of the Marvel Comics KISS Super Special comic that he picked up off a comic rack. This comic came out in summer 1976. By the time the movie is set, (1978) there would be no way a copy would be on a news-stand for a few reasons: The print run sold out, so no copies would have been left over. By this time, all copies were safely tucked away in the hands of collectors. No retailer keeps old issues on the news-stand, even if 'a' were not true. This comic was magazine sized and was merchandised on magazine racks, not comic racks.

Correction: The print run selling out only means that all copies have been purchased or reported as destroyed. Once a retailer purchases the magazine it is considered sold until it is either returned or the cover is sent back to the publisher for refund of an unsold item. Not all retailers are diligent about keeping their magazine, or other reading material current. Since this convenience store obviously employs some people with not a lot of ambition or customer oriented workers, it is more than possible that the stock is old, and not rotated properly. This can be seen by the October 1977 Hustler magazine being displayed behind the sales clerk's head when Trip first enters the store and greets her.

Corrected entry: When Jam gets dropped off at the parochial school, Father McNulty assures him he will be punished for the slightest "digression". The proper word in this context would have been "transgression".

Correction: To me it sounds like he says "transgression", but regardless, "digression" would not be the wrong word either, as in Jam will be punished if he digresses from the behaviour he is supposed to be doing. Finally, even if he said digression in the wrong context, Father McNulty is not the sharpest tool in the shed, and it would be a character mistake, not a movie mistake.

Correction: No, the frist time he puts it in his mouth, and when Hawk enters, he swallows it.

Corrected entry: When Hawk is in the strip club, the bartender Dickie gives him a drink. When Hawk is puzzled, Dickie says, "You mean to tell me you've never seen a bourbon on the rocks before?" If the drink was a bourbon on the rocks, it should have had some ice in it.

Correction: You can see ice cubes in the glass.

Corrected entry: At the beginning when Jam's mom is playing the record, when it switches to Kiss it shows a top view of the record - the first track is Love Gun, but a different song plays.

Correction: The title of the ALBUM is "Love Gun". The first track is "I Stole Your Love", which is the song that's playing.

Factual error: In the scene where Mystery is playing "Rock & Roll All Nite" in the basement, Hawk is playing an Epiphone Special II guitar. The movie is set in 1978, and this guitar did not hit the market until 1996.

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