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Rock Star (4-Sep-2001)

Director: Stephen Herek

Writer: John Stockwell

Keywords: Comedy, Rock and Roll

A heavy metal tribute band's lead singer joins the band he emulates, rising from everyman to musical god in record time.

Chris Cole is a copy-machine repairman who lives at home, moonlighting as the lead singer of a Pennsylvania band devoted to covers of songs by legendary heavy metal act Steel Dragon. Chris idolizes Steel Dragon's lead singer, Bobby Beers, delighting audiences with a pitch-perfect imitation of Beers' vocals that girlfriend Emily supports all the way. Disappointment and heartbreak when Chris is unexpectedly kicked out of his band does not last long, as he is soon tapped as Steel Dragon's new singer; further complications arise when he faces difficulties adjusting to his new lifestyle, going from rock zero to rock hero overnight.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jennifer Aniston
11-Feb-1969   Rachel on Friends
Jason Flemyng
25-Sep-1966   The Quatermass Experiment
Beth Grant
18-Sep-1949   Sissy Hickey on Sordid Lives
Rachel Hunter
9-Sep-1969   Mrs. Rod Stewart
Stephan Jenkins
27-Sep-1964   Lead singer, Third Eye Blind
Timothy Olyphant
20-May-1968   Sheriff Bullock on Deadwood
Timothy Spall
27-Feb-1957   Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Mark Wahlberg
5-Jun-1971   Formerly of the Funky Bunch
Dominic West
3-Sep-1969   Det. McNulty on The Wire
Jamie White
Radio Personality
6-Dec-1968   KYSR radio host in Los Angeles
Zakk Wylde
14-Jan-1967   Power guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne


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