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The Rocker is a 2008 comedy starring Creator/RainnWilson as "Robert 'Fish' Fishman" the drummer for the band Vesuvius. However, when Vesuvius betrays him for a chance to hit the big time, he swears to become bigger than they've ever been...

Twenty years later, his life is down the drain, he's living with his sister, and drumming brings him pain. But when he gets one last chance to live the dream, will he become a rock star, or will he finally be forced to grow up?

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!This Film provides examples of the following Tropes:
* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Fish, very much so. Sticks, not so much.
* AsHimself: Pete Best
* BerserkButton: Anything that reminds Fish of Vesuvius makes him furious, given that he was sold out by them. Until the end of the film, at least.
* BritishRockStar: All of Vesuvius act like this post-fame, complete with [[FakeBrit fake British accents]]. Their new drummer Sticks actually is British, though.
* BrokenRecord: During [[spoiler:Vesuvius's performance]] at the end of the film, [[spoiler:the audio skips to reveal that they were lip syncing]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Both the guy from the record label in the beginning, and [[spoiler: the one who signs them later on.]]
* FanDisservice: Fish as The Naked Drummer.
* GroinAttack: When Fish throws the TV out the window.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: After being fired from the band, Fish uses his [[InstrumentOfMurder drumsticks]] to attack their fleeing van.
* MemeticMutation: {{In-Universe}} example. [[spoiler: The Naked Drummer video goes viral, which causes their song to become a hit, and them to get signed for a record deal.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* OhCrap: Vesuvius and Fish get shocked when [[spoiler:the former was caught lip syncing]].
* OutsideRide: Fish atop Vesuvius' van while they try to escape his wrath.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Vesuvius flees the stage when [[spoiler:they were discovered that they were lip syncing]].
* TheStoic: Amelia never smiles. [[spoiler: Except at the end, of course.]]
* TakeThat: When Vesuvius gets caught [[spoiler: lip syncing in concert]]
-->"We've got an Music/AshleeSimpson situation here."
* ThatSyncingFeeling: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Vesuvius knew the gig was up when their track was skipping]].
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Fish pukes in his hand out of nervousness when he's about to play the drums for the first time in twenty years.
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