American Hot Wax
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Format / Casetype VHS (Slipcase)
Year of Release 1996 (United States)
Original Title / Year American Hot Wax (1978)
Distributor R & R Productions
Catalog # 1107
IMDb Page
Submitted By Videonut324 on 04/19/13
Keywords musical, biography, Drama, rock and roll

Notes / Trivia

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

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. 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.

Release Date: March 17 , 1978

Distrib: Paramount

Boxoffice: $7,932,571