American Hot Wax (1978)
PG · 1h 31min · Drama, History, Music · 17 March 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.
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Director(s): Floyd MutruxCast: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno