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||IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from 336 votes
||Release: 31 October 1999 (USA) /
||Genre: Biography, Drama
||Director: Andy Wolk,
||Stars: Bobby Rydell, Daniel Kash, David Gianopoulos, Fabian, Fulvio Cecere, James C. Victor, Joe W. Davis, Judd Nelson, Leon, LeRoy D. Brazile, Mädchen Amick, Michael Daingerfield, Michael Dunston, Paula Abdul, Walter Franks
||Synopsis: This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So, most radio stations won't play it. However, Freed believed that it's the next wave, so he fights to have it played on the air. Eventually, he went into the big time - New York, and he decided to dub this music "ROCK & ROLL". Despite his success, he still had a lot of opposition and made deals with the wrong people, which would lead to his downfall. Written by <[email protected]>
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This film suffers badly from a case of what might be called "TV-Movie
Syndrome," a disease that is widespread and often fatal. Its symptoms are a
bland, homogenized product that seems to have been mixed in a blender with
every other TV-movie and poured into various molds. Superficially the movies
may look different, but the essence is the same. Characters are shorn of
rough edges and interesting quirks. At the same time subtleties and nuances
in stories are glossed over and painted in broad strokes with the same
brush. As a result you get a product that almost by definition is vastly
inferior to a theatrical release.
A great movie might be made about Alan Freed. He was at the cutting edge at
the very beginning of the rock & roll culture, helping to promote a new kind
of music that raised an excitement never seen before from a new class in
America, the teenager. Besides influencing the popular culture enormously,
he also turned out to be one of the forces that helped with the racial
integration of this country by bringing black music into white homes and by
staging concerts that put blacks and whites in seats together, often for the
first time in their lives.
None of that great story is captured very well here. This movie plays out
simply as a tale about a popular deejay who ran into a few personal
problems. Although it may not have been entirely his fault, Judd Nelson
gives an utterly bland performance as Freed, a genuinely charismatic
broadcaster and overall character. Obviously the producers felt that very
few viewers would have ever seen or heard Freed work, so no attempt was made
to create a character that even resembled his on-air persona. There are also
lots of lip-synched performances from actors imitating various rock & roll
greats. These don't help out at all, not even when using a talented
performer like Leon to portray the dynamic Jackie Wilson.
Previously there was a movie made about Freed and his rock & roll career,
'American Hot Wax' starring Tim McIntire. Whatever faults that film may have
had it was easily twice the movie this one is. Alan Freed was an important
cultural figure of his time whose influence is not generally recognized.
This TV-movie is hardly going to change that.
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, Daniel Kash
, David Gianopoulos
, Fulvio Cecere
, James C. Victor
, Joe W. Davis
, Judd Nelson
, LeRoy D. Brazile
, Mädchen Amick
, Michael Daingerfield
, Michael Dunston
, Paula Abdul
, Walter Franks
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