American Hot Wax

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Alan Freed (Tim McIntire) is the focus of this biopic loosely based on the controversial Cleveland disc jockey who reportedly coined the phrase "rock n' roll" and introduced rock music to a generation. Spinning records at New York radio station WINS, Freed promotes rock concerts with the help of Mookie (Jay Leno) and secretary Sheryl (Fran Drescher). Always stirring controversy, Freed confronts conservatives and racists who seek to silence the music.

Release details

Rated: PG
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Floyd Mutrux
Screenwriter: John Kaye
Cast: Tim McIntire
Fran Drescher
Jay Leno
Laraine Newman
Chuck Berry
Jerry Lee Lewis