American Hot Wax(Movie, 1978)

| 1h 31min | Genres: Drama, History, Music
American Hot WaxRating: 2.8/5 (with 88 votes)
American Hot Wax is a 1978 biographical film directed by Floyd Mutrux with a screenplay by John Kaye from a story by John Kaye and Art Linson. The film tells the story of pioneering disc jockey Alan Freed, who in the 1950s helped introduce and popularize rock and roll, and is often credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll". The film starred Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Jeff Altman, and Moosie Drier. It also featured musical performances by Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Ford, ()
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About American Hot Wax

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.

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ABC promo American Hot Wax 1982(Featurette, 0:20)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Italian (IT)
Translated into 3 languages: English (EN), Hungarian (HU), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/17/1978
Appearing Characters: Alan Freed, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Frankie Ford
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Producer: Art Linson
Screenwriter: John Kaye
Director of Photography: William A. Fraker
Composer: Kenny Vance
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Viva o Rock'n Roll"
Revenue: 11,000,000 USD

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:130532, Added: 03/26/2018, Last updated: 03/18/2023