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The Rocker

Year:
Duration:
102 min
Genres:
Comedy | Music
IMDB rate:
6.2
Director:
Peter Cattaneo
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-08-20
Filming Locations: Cinespace Film Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $15,000,000
Opening Weekend: £217,745 (UK) (19 October 2008)
Gross: $6,409,528 (USA) (16 October 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate
The Rocker
Emma Stone
Emma Stone
The Rocker
Rainn Wilson
Fish
Teddy Geiger
Curtis
Josh Gad
Matt
Jeff Garlin
Stan
Jane Lynch
Lisa
Jason Sudeikis
David Marshall
Will Arnett
Lex
Howard Hesseman
Gator
Fred Armisen
Kerr
Bradley Cooper
Trash
Lonny Ross
Sticks
Jon Glaser
Billy
Jane Krakowski
Carol
Samantha Weinstein
Violet
Demetri Martin
Kip
Aziz Ansari
Aziz
Ellie Knaus
Erica
Laura de Carteret
Amelia's Mom (as Laura De Carteret)
Mark Forward
Leon
Vik Sahay
Gary
Brittany Allen
I Heart Matt Girl
Jonathan Malen
Jeremy
Rebecca Northan
Jeremy's Mother
Keir Gilchrist
Moby Type Kid
Simon Sinn
Mr. Lee
SuChin Pak
Herself
Ennis Esmer
Barney
Nicole Arbour
Trashy Groupie
Wesley Morgan
Prom King Josh
Tanya Bevan
Prom Queen Jennifer
Marvin Karon
School Principal
Sandi Ross
Ms. Kopelson
Talia Russo
Amy
Jon Cor
Paul
Brian Gordon
Tattooed Drummer
Darrel Gamotin
Beat Box Kid
Angela Maiorano
Frazzled Stylist (as Angela Maiorano Thurston)
Nick Spencer
Harry
Allan Roberto
Max
Patrick Hagarty
Gund Arena P.A. (voice)
Jessica Porter
Desk Sargeant
Dave Kiner
Reedy Rocker Guy (as David Kiner)
Guy Sanvido
Old Barber
Tiffany Boychuk
Boost Mobile Girl
Pete Best
Himself
Dennis L. Baker
Guy in Park (uncredited)
Jessica Barrow
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Curtis Harrison
The Bartender (uncredited)
Denny Hazen
Businessman (uncredited)
Mike Knobloch
Roadie (uncredited)
Jordan Lawson
Crazy Fan (uncredited)
Rachel London
Viral Video Girl (uncredited)
Christina Elizabeth Smith
Party Date (uncredited)
Richard Wadham
ADD Belly Boy (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
When Vesuvius' manager is informing Fish that he is fired from the band, The song "Nobody's Fool" by _Cinderella (IV)_ is playing in the background, specifically the lyric can be heard over the scene: "seems like a thousand years since we broke the ties."
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Some of the scenes were filmed in Toronto, Canada (not actually Ohio). The Chinatown scene was filmed on Spadina street in Toronto's Asian district. One of the earliest club scenes when they exit the gig and into a back alley to a limo, was filmed in and outside an all ages club downtown called the Reverb.
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Rainn Wilson's characters name is Robert Fishman, aka Fish. Jon Fishman, aka Fish plays drums in the rock band Phish.
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Goofs
The skyline shown right before A.D.D. views their music video is of Minneapolis (Wells Fargo building, US Bank building, etc.) not Cleveland.
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After Aziz has taken off the plastic wrapping of his new bought Vesuvius CD, he takes it out the box and holds it up with the back facing the camera - The CD is clearly a CD-R with a green recordable back, not a silver backing like any original store bought audio CD would have.
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Vesuvius is slated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after 20 years together. However, artists aren't eligible for induction (barring an extenuating circumstance) until 25 years have passed since the artist released his/her/their debut.
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Quotes
Robert 'Fish' Fishman: It's not "stealing" if you're family. But, seriously, don't tell your mom.
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Curtis: [sings really depressing lyrics to a song he just wrote]
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Robert 'Fish' Fishman: Instead of a canoe paddling around on a pond, we were like a tank flying down a mountain!
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Faq
Q
Is "The Rocker" based on a novel?
A
No. The Rocker is based on a script by screenwriter Wallace Wolodarsky.
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Photos from cast
Christina Applegate Steve Adams Christian Potenza Emma Stone