For all of us who rocked the mullets & banged our heads, “Stand Up And Shout”. Vanilla but tons of fun from the director of Bill & Ted…\m/
Broadly based on the experience of Tim “Ripper” Owens, lead singer of a Judas Priest tribute band who was hired by Priest as their new singer to replace Rob Halford. It’s a fantastic story that really tells itself. There are also plenty of Spinal Tap moments, thankfully.
The execution is nothing spectacular, but it’s pretty solid. Stephen Herek directed Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, so he pretty much gets a free pass for the rest of his life from me.
The music is solid; if you like hair metal, of course. But who doesn’t, right? Steel Dragon is made up of real-life rockers Jeff Pilson, Zakk Wylde, and Jason Bonham. Watch for a quick part from Myles Kennedy. Marky Mark’s singing voice is overdubbed by Steelheart frontman Miljenko Matijevic.
|Main Cast||Mark Wahlberg Chris ‘Izzy’ Cole, Jennifer Aniston Emily Poule, Dominic West Kirk Cuddy, Steel Dragon Guitarist, Jason Bonham A.C., Steel Dragon Drummer|
|Release Date||Fri 07 Sep 2001 UTC|
|Genres||Comedy, Drama, Music|
|Plot||Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.|
|Tagline||The story of a wanna be who got to be.|
|Writers||John Stockwell (written by)|