American Hot Wax
American Hot Wax (1978)

This lively musical comedy pays tribute to the birth of rock & roll in the late 1950s and the instrumental role played by disc jockey Alan Freed who helped bring the new sound into vogue. Much of the story centers on the daring deejay's… More

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

If you can believe what you see in "American Hot Wax," the only person in the New York record business taking bribes in 1959 was the janitor at Freed's radio station.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

... a solid stellar performance by Tim McIntire, and if he doesn't manage to save the film, he gives it a much-needed center of gravity.

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