American Hot Wax

1959. New York City. The battleground was Rock and Roll. It was the beginning of an era. You shoulda been there.

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7.0/10

Movie Details

Title
American Hot Wax
Overview
This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950s. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; hated by racists for promoting African American music for white consumption; persecuted by law enforcement officials and finally brought down by the "payola" scandals.
Runtime
1 h 31 min
Release Date
17 March 1978
Actors
Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Chuck Berry, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Moosie Drier, Carl Weaver, Al Chalk, Sam Harkness, Arnold McCuller, Jeff Altman, John Lehne, Stewart Steinberg, Jack Edward Ellis, Richard Forbes, Stephen Pearlman
Certification
PG
Genres
Drama, History, Music
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