American Hot Wax (1978)

This is the story loosely based on 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.

Directing:
  • Floyd Mutrux

Writing:
  • John Kaye

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-03-17
themoviedb icon 5.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 91
  • Revenue: $11,000,000
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