Rock Star (2001)

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Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.




  • Brad Pitt at an event for Rock Star (2001)
  • Mark Wahlberg in Rock Star (2001)
  • Jennifer Aniston in Rock Star (2001)
  • Brad Pitt at an event for Rock Star (2001)
  • Jennifer Aniston and Mark Wahlberg in Rock Star (2001)
  • Brad Pitt at an event for Rock Star (2001)

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Stephen Herek


John Stockwell

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15 August 2002 | moonspinner55
| Comic book cynicism
Surprisingly well-acted, well-written movie about hard rockin'-but-decent young man getting that much-hoped-for ticket to stardom: his favorite heavy metal band wants him to replace their lead singer. Not far-fetched, the film tries keeping things in perspective and doesn't go over-the-top; it certainly makes you think twice about those lingering adolescent fantasies about being in the music business. But the script, despite solid dialogue, follows a tried-and-true, formulaic pattern, and gets bogged down by its own clichés in the final act. I enjoyed it much more than the sugary fluffball "Almost Famous". It has a nice, bitter edge to go with its heavy metal decadence, but a stronger finish might've made it more memorable. **1/2 from ****

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Release Date:

7 September 2001



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,018,636 9 September 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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