Cinema: Rock Follies

AMERICAN HOT WAX Directed by Floyd Mutrux Screenplay by John Kaye

This sentimental film biography of pioneer Rock Disc Jockey Alan Freed is the work of slobs, but there's no use pretending that it isn't fun. In its own bumbling way, American Hot Wax rekindles the cataclysmic spirit of the rock-'n'-roll revolution of the 1950s. Audiences who care little for rock should stay away, and so should anyone who expects movies to offer a credible plot. American Hot Wax is largely meant for a hard-core crowd—the moviegoers who have seen Saturday Night Fever three times and are desperate for a new rock-film...

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