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Check Out 'School Of Rock' On Blu-ray Aug. 28

August 25th, 2012 7:00am EDT

School Of Rock

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in the fish-out-of-water comedy "School Of Rock."

Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist.

When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students.
 
At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC - with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize.

But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned.

School Of Rock

Photo Credits: Paramount Pictures


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