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** Shortly after, the band recruits Vince as their lead singer, and he's singing Billy Squier's "My Kind Of Lover," a song which was released in November 1981, several months after Vince was hired by the Crue in real life.

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** Shortly after, the band recruits attends a pool party to recruit Vince as their lead singer, and he's with his old band Rock Candy, singing a cover of Billy Squier's "My Kind Of Lover," a Lover." That song which was released in November 1981, several months after Vince was hired by the Crue in real life.


* AnachronismStew: During the scene where Mick Mars auditions for the band (which is supposed to be in 1981), Tommy is seen wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt. Technically, Hulkamania only started running wild in 1984, when Wrestling/HulkHogan returned to the then-WWF for the first time as a babyface and defeated Wrestling/TheIronSheik to kick off a four-year run with the WWF Championship.

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During the scene where Mick Mars auditions for the band (which is supposed to be in early 1981), Tommy is seen wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt. Technically, Hulkamania only started running wild in 1984, when Wrestling/HulkHogan returned to the then-WWF for the first time as a babyface and defeated Wrestling/TheIronSheik to kick off a four-year run with the WWF Championship.Championship.
** Shortly after, the band recruits Vince as their lead singer, and he's singing Billy Squier's "My Kind Of Lover," a song which was released in November 1981, several months after Vince was hired by the Crue in real life.

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* AnachronismStew: During the scene where Mick Mars auditions for the band (which is supposed to be in 1981), Tommy is seen wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt. Technically, Hulkamania only started running wild in 1984, when Wrestling/HulkHogan returned to the then-WWF for the first time as a babyface and defeated Wrestling/TheIronSheik to kick off a four-year run with the WWF Championship.

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* TheSeventies: The start of the decade has Nikki's rough childhood, and by 1978 he's [[JumpedAtTheCall hearing the call]] to [[StartMyOwn start his own band]] after three years as a hungry "gun for hire".


* WouldHitAGirl: Angered by her nonstop insults against his mother, Tommy punches his then-fiancee as the rest of the band looks on in shock.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Angered by her nonstop insults against his mother, Tommy punches his then-fiancee as [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the band looks on in shock.shock]].


* MrFanservice: It's made clear several times that the women love Vince, who typically performs while shirtless or with a wide-open vest or jacket.


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* MrFanservice: It's made clear several times that the women love Vince, who typically performs while shirtless or with a wide-open vest or jacket.

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* CreatorBacklash: An in-universe example: Vince starts to develop a case of this while recording ''Theatre of Pain''. When Doc assures him that "Home Sweet Home" and "Smokin' in the Boys Room" are likely to be hits, he cynically retorts that those are the only strong tracks on the album. Later, when the band begins work on what would eventually become their self-titled NewSoundAlbum, he opposes the move [[WereStillRelevantDammit toward a more grunge/alternative based sound]], denouncing it as [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks stupid]].


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: How Vince's temporary departure/dismissal is depicted.

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* OhCrap: Nikki's heroin dealer has this reaction when the heroin he sells Nikki nearly kills him, telling everyone the party's over.

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* DressRehearsalVideo: One of the scenes in the credits shows the actors of the movie playing out of costume and then in costume.

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* HandicappedBadass: Mick has a debilitating form of arthritis that is calcifying his bones with each passing day, yet still manages a career of being a guitarist in one of the world's hottest bands.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Tommy goes into a day in the life of being on the Crue. Wake up in a hotel room handcuffed with no memory how he got there, go to the show, blast the drums, go out partying until he gets so bad Doc has to punch him out and handcuff him to the bed, and he does it all over again.


* WoundedGazelleGambit: Young Nikki trashes his room, takes a switchblade out and slices his arm to get her arrested.

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Young Nikki trashes his room, takes a switchblade out and slices his arm to get her his mother arrested.


* AdultFear: Skylar's losing battle with cancer.



* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Tommy.



* DarkestHour: The first half of the film focuses on Motley Crue's rise to fame as they have more than their fill of groupies, booze, and drugs and, in Doc's words, spend their money faster than they earn it. The second half, however, sees Nikki battling a heroin addiction, Vince dealing with divorce and the death of his young daughter (while, in between that, quitting or getting fired from the band, depending on whom you ask), Mick's medical issues continuing to take their toll on him, and Tommy's marriage to Heather Locklear ending when he gets busted for having an affair. Add to the rise of grunge and the fall of hair metal, and things aren't really looking up for the Crue from the early '90s until the classic lineup's 1997 reunion.

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* DarkestHour: The first half of the film focuses on Motley Crue's rise to fame as they have more than their fill of groupies, booze, and drugs and, in Doc's words, spend their money faster than they earn it. The second half, however, sees Nikki battling a heroin addiction, Vince dealing with divorce and the death of his young daughter (while, in between that, quitting or getting fired from the band, [[UnreliableNarrator depending on whom you ask), ask]]), Mick's medical issues continuing to take their toll on him, and Tommy's marriage to Heather Locklear ending when he gets busted for having an affair. Add to the rise of grunge and the fall of hair metal, and things aren't really looking up for the Crue from the early '90s until the classic lineup's 1997 reunion.


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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Vince, when his girlfriend drives him to his first audition.
-->'''Tommy:''' Check out the blonde.
-->'''Mick:''' Which one?


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* LargeHam: Ozzy Osbourne. The band themselves onstage:
-->'''Nikki:''' The punks are going all minimalist. We need to go in the opposite direction.

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* StressVomit: Tommy Lee has one out of [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]] before Crue's first show.

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* PleaseWakeUp: Vince says this to Razzle after their car accident, thinking he fell asleep unaware he's very much dead.

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