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FM (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 April 1978 (USA)
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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Jeff Dugan
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Mother
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Prince
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Eric Swan
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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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The movie coming at you at the speed of sound. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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20 April 1978 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The advertisement that was presented by the men in military uniforms was an actual advertisement for the delayed entry program which offered new recruits the opportunity to "grow your hair one more time". It was an attempt to make the Army more hip in light of the changing culture shortly after the Vietnam war. See more »

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The t-shirt Dugan after he gets out of bed early in the movie has the word "Hello" on the front but "Goodby" on the back, instead of "Goodbye". See more »

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Eric Swan: [while getting a call on the air] Oh, bless you.
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Soundtracks

Slow Ride
Written by "Lonesome' Dave Peverett'
Performed by Foghat
Courtesy of BEARSVILLE 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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