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FM (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  20 April 1978 (USA)
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Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeff Dugan
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Mother
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Doc Holiday
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Prince
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Eric Swan
Cassie Yates ...
Laura Coe
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Carl Billings
Jay Fenichel ...
Bobby Douglas
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Lt. Reach
Joe Smith ...
Albert Driscoll
Tom Tarpey ...
Regis Lamar
Janet Brandt ...
Alice
Mary Torrey ...
Cathy
Roberta Wallach ...
Shari Smith
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Michael J. Carlyle
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Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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A Now Story With Now Music! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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20 April 1978 (USA)  »

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FM - dit program  »

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Trivia

Many AM radio stations played an edited version of the movie's title song in which an overdubbed "A" was substituted for the "F" of FM. See more »

Goofs

The QSKY call letters are not valid in the US. US radio station start with either W (generally eastern) or K (western). See more »

Quotes

Eric Swan: What the hell are you doing in here?
Regis Lamar: I'm Regis Lamar, from Chicago.
Eric Swan: Hell! I don't give a shit if you're the Messiah from Jerusalem come here to make my life perfect! Nobody walks in this booth when I am making my art. Nobody!
Regis Lamar: [quietly] Sorry.
Eric Swan: Jesus Christ!
[chuckles]
Eric Swan: Jesus Christ.
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Soundtracks

Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Written by Warren Zevon
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of ASYLUM Records
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70's Ear Candy at it's Best!
6 January 2003 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the better "Forgotten Films" of the 1970's. Brief synopsis: Radio station employees fight running commercial spots on what was a non-commercial station. Add some decent footage of concerts, and a great sound track.

In the summer of '78 this movie pretty much came and went, due to a ton of other mega movies that were around. If you remember "Saturday Night Fever" had been re-released in a PG form to get a younger audience in, and "Grease" was big. So "FM" got muscled out at the box office.

The Linda Ronstadt concert footage was filmed at "The Summit" in Houston. I recall a news item in the paper about it being filmed for use in a movie.

2013 Update: This movie gets a nod in the hilarious YouTube series "Yacht Rock", where a movie producer tells Kenny Loggins that he's going to get The Eagles to do the theme for the movie, and Loggins says "If you want smooth, you want Steely Dan"....


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