MOVIE TITLE: AMERICAN HOT WAX
YEAR OF RELEASE: 1978
FILM SHOT IN: COLOR (you would receive the "FULLSCREEN" version)
RUNNING TIME: 91 MINUTES
PICTURE QUALITY RATING: = 8.5 out of 10 (VERY GOOD QUALITY. THESE RARE FILMS COME FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES AND ARE GOOD TO EXCELLENT QUALITY UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE. PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT MODERN DAY HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL QUALITY.)
DIRECTED BY: FLOYD MUTRUX
STARRING: TIM McINTIRE, JAY LENO, FRAN DRESCHER, LARAINE NEWMAN
BRIEF PLOT SUMMARY: This is the true story of Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. 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.
COMMENTS: A RARELY SEEN IMPORTANT ROCK FILM! APPEARANCES BY CHUCK BERRY, JERRY LEE LEWIS, FRANKIE FORD, THE CHESTERFIELDS, SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS AND MANY MORE.