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American Hot Wax (1978)

PG
91 min | Drama, History, Music

The story of Alan Freed, the pioneering disc jockey who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock 'n' roll in the 1950s.
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John Kaye (screenplay) (story) | Art Linson (story)
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$7,932,571
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$7,932,571
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Mar 17, 1978 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 1,093 votes