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The Rocker

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The Rocker

Twenty years previously, Robert 'Fish' Fishman (Rainn Wilson) was heavy rock band Vesuvius's drummer.

But, when Vesuvius were offered a support slot for Whitesnake on the condition that they ditch their drummer, Fish soon found himself packing his sticks.

Now, two decades on, he's been sacked from his dead-end job, ditched by his girlfriend and forced to move into his sister's attic.

However, he unexpectedly - and unwittingly - gets another bite at stardom while preparing for a one-off gig with his 18-year-old nephew Josh's (Matt Gadman) band.

The only place Fish can find to rehearse in is very stuffy and humid, so - because he's on his own - he chooses to play naked. But he doesn't realise he's being recorded. And when the film clip is posted on the web it goes viral...

The Rocker synopsis

Fate hands an ageing failed heavy metal drummer a second shot at stardom in this rock comedy

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