Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story the Movie

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In the early 1950s, Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed (Nelson) decides to play the newfangled rock 'n' roll on his station, where it becomes an immediate hit and an immediate controversy. Freed's success takes him to New York and further celebrity but career missteps lead to the payola scandal and his eventual disgrace. Original recordings are used and they turn out to be the most exciting thing about this TV movie. Based on the book by John A. Jackson.

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Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1950s, Radio, This Is Your Life
Screenplay
Matt Dorff
Cast
Judd Nelson, Madchen Amick, Leon, Paula Abdul
Cinematography
Derick Underschultz
Director
Andy Wolk
Other
Bobby Rydell, Fabian

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