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THE ROCKER


Year: 2008
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis, Will Arnett, Howard Hesseman, Fred Armisen, Bradley Cooper, Lonny Ross, Jonathan Glaser, Jane Krakowski, Samantha Weinstein, Demetri Martin, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Knaus, Laura De Carteret, Steve Adams, Mark Forward, Vik Sahay, Brittany Allen, Jonathan Malen, Rebecca Northan, Keir Gilchrist,Simon Sinn, Suchin Pak, Ennis Esmer, Nicole Arbour, Wesley Morgan, Tanya Bevan, Marvin Karon, Sandi Ross, Talia Russo, Jon Cor, Brian Gordon, Darrel Gamotin, Angela Maiorano Thurston, Nicholas Spencer, Allan Roberto, Patrick Hagarty, Jessica Porter, David Kiner, Guy Sanvido, Tiffany Boychuk, Christian Potenza, Pete Best
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Country: USA
USA & UK: 102 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for drug and sexual references, nudity and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 22 August 2008
UK Release Date: 17 October 2008

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Synopsis

Academy Award Nominee Peter Cattaneo returns to cinemas with THE ROCKER; a hilarious comedy about a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame.

Director of the worldwide phenomenon, THE FULL MONTY, Cattaneo delivers another gem in THE ROCKER, which promises to be this summer's must see, laugh-out-loud comedy.

Rainn Wilson (THE OFFICE, AN AMERICAN WORKPLACE; JUNO) stars as Robert 'Fish' Fishman - the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock 'n' roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band.

Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has given up all hope, he hears that his nephew's high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him the chance to reclaim the rock God throne he always thought he deserved.

Starring alongside Wilson as the members of A.D.D. are recording artist Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone (SUPERBAD) and Josh Gad (21; BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE). The ensemble cast also includes Christina Applegate (ANCHORMAN; MARRIED WITH CHILDREN), Jason Sudeikis (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS; SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Will Arnett (BLADES OF GLORY; ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Jane Lynch (TALLADEGA NIGHTS, THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN).










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