Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writer:

Rich Wilkes

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Chazz
Steve Buscemi ... Rex
Adam Sandler ... Pip
Chris Farley ... Wilson
Michael McKean ... Milo Jackson
Judd Nelson ... Jimmie Wing
Ernie Hudson ... O'Malley
Amy Locane ... Kayla
Nina Siemaszko ... Suzzi
Marshall Bell ... Carl Mace
Reg E. Cathey ... Marcus (as Reginald E. Cathey)
David Arquette ... Carter
Michael Richards ... Doug Beech
Joe Mantegna ... Ian
Michelle Hurst ... Yvonne
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Storyline

Three would be rockers Chazz, Rex and Pip, known as The Lone Rangers plan to play their demo on a recording company, but then they're turned down rudely. Then they decide to try the famous rock n' roll radio station, but are not accepted either. Then they decide arm themselves with squirt guns and take the station hostage for not playing their demo. But the three get more than what they have bargained for. Written by Emphinix

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A comedy with attitude. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude dialogue and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

KPPX 103.3 (Rebel Radio) is based on the Long Beach radio station KNAC 105.5 (Pure Rock), which went off the air six months after this movie arrived in theaters. Like KPPX, KNAC had a hard rock/heavy metal format, and even used "if it's too loud, you're too old" (which is said by Ian (Joe Mantegna) at one point) as a slogan. Ironically, this movie was released around the same time the staff of KNAC announced that the radio station was going to change formats; KNAC went off the air on February 15, 1995 and was replaced by the Spanish-language station KBUE (Que Buena). See more »

Goofs

When The Lone Rangers are on TV, Rex has on a Rebel Radio hat but in the next shot it's off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ian: [on the air] Oh yeah! That was for all you pinheads out there too hip to take off your leather jackets in this 95 degree heat. Now I know when the weather gets like this it brings all you nut bags out of the wood pile. And since I am a trouble magnet, I have one thing to say to you bozos, and that is, back off. Here's the Sons of Thunder from the debut album Scrabbled Eggs and Wobbly Legs. You're listening to Ian Shock, on the station with more hair, more flair, yet so debonair, ...
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Alternate Versions

Aside from editing some language, the TV version changes one of the last scenes: when Rex is pelvic-thrusting and Chazz gestures "no no no", instead of a shot of a pair of prisoners grinning laciviously, the TV edit uses a shot of two prisoners staring confused at Rex. See more »

Connections

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom)
Butch Vig Mix
Performed by House of Pain
Written by Leor Dimant (as L. Dimant), Erik Schrody (as E. Schrody), Danny Boy O'Connor (as D. O'Connor)
Produced by Leor Dimant (as D.J. Lethal)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
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ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
29 September 2002 | by tye_dye_rulzSee all my reviews

this movie is great! i nearly forgot how funny brendan fraser is. i actually watched it last night for the second time in, let's say, 6 years? and that six years i spent hoping to see it again. 10/10 HILARIOUS!!!!!! you have got to see this film! don't listen to the people who say it sux cause it doesn't!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Airheads See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,911,739, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$5,751,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,751,882
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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