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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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The first cinema release to feature a song by Queen ("We Will Rock You"). Since then they have had one or more songs featured in 43 different films (up to 2005). See more »

Goofs

When Dolores Deluxe exits her corvette, there is a man (perhaps not an extra) who stares at her as she enters the building. He actually briefly stops to watch the entire scene be filmed. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Dugan: Do you like music?
Regis Lamar: I can take it or leave it.
Jeff Dugan: I'm throwing a concert tonight... you ought to come. It's with Jimmy Buffett.
Regis Lamar: I love buffets, what are they serving?
Jeff Dugan: Regis, you and I are gonna get along just fine.
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Soundtracks

Your Smiling Face
Written and performed by James Taylor
Courtesy of COLUMBIA 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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