Mr. Rock 'n' Roll:
The Alan Freed Story

Nelson stars as the controversial Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, the man credited with introducing rock 'n' roll to white audiences. Host of the legendary "Moondog's Rock 'n' Roll Party" radio program as well as countless live and televised events, Freed tapped into the hearts and pockets of America's teens, fueling the burgeoning youth markets and helping to establish rock 'n' roll's place in mainstream American culture.
Judd Nelson gives one of his better performances as Alan Freed, Mr. Rock n' Roll himself. Alan Freed was the cutting edge at the very beginning of the rock & roll culture, helping to promote a new kind of music that raised an excitement never seen before from a new class and consumer in America, the teenager. Besides influencing the popular culture enormously, he also turned out to be one of the forces that helped with the racial integration of this country by bringing black music into white homes and by staging concerts that put blacks and whites in seats together, often for the first time in their lives. So how did he end up broke and bitter before his death?

An unforgettable time, an unforgettable story

Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999) (TV)
Director: Andy Wolk
Starring: Judd Nelson / Mädchen Amick / David Gianopoulos
Production: Von Zerneck-Sertner Films
Distributor: National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Country: USA Genre: Drama