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Pump Up the Volume -- Mark (Christian Slater) runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Allan Moyle (written by)
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Release Date:
22 August 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Talk Hard. See more »
Plot:
Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christian Slater ... Mark Hunter (Hard Harry)

Annie Ross ... Loretta Creswood
Andy Romano ... Murdock

Scott Paulin ... Brian Hunter

Mimi Kennedy ... Marla Hunter

Anthony Lucero ... Malcolm Kaiser

Billy Morrissette ... Mazz Mazzilli
Robert Schenkkan ... David Deaver
Cheryl Pollak ... Paige Woodward

Ellen Greene ... Jan Emerson

Samantha Mathis ... Nora Diniro
Keith Stuart Thayer ... Luis Chavez

Jeff Chamberlain ... Mr. Woodward

Lala Sloatman ... Janie
Holly Sampson ... Cheryl Biggs
Annie Rusoff ... Annie
Jonathan Mazer ... Jonathan
Alexander Enberg ... Alex (as Alex Enberg)

Ahmet Zappa ... Jamie

Seth Green ... Joey
Robert Gavin ... Doug
Dan Eisenstein ... Donald
Mark Ballou ... Eric
Daryl Sebert ... Cory

Gregg Daniel ... Teacher Moore
Marc Siegler ... Teacher Stern
Ariana Mohit ... Alissa

Jill Jaress ... Mrs. Kaiser
Nolan Hemmings ... Chip
Justin Hessling ... Holden Chu
Jay Lambert ... Gordon

Allan Kolman ... Postal Clerk

Clayton Landey ... Shep Sheppard

David McKnight ... Detective #1
Tony Auer ... Police Officer
Paulette Ballock ... Police Dispatcher

Robert Harvey ... Detective Denny

Matt McGrath ... Chris
Chris Jacobs ... Matt
Virginya Keehne ... Linda (as Virginia Keehne)
Steve Archer ... Harry Video
Larry Clardy ... PTA Parent #1
John K. Shull ... PTA Parent #2

Lin Shaye ... PTA Parent #3
Michele Bernath ... PTA Parent #4

Steph DuVall ... Reporter #1 (as Stephen Duvall)
Sherri Shaffner ... Reporter #2
Roger Scott ... TV Announcer #1 / Crispin
Gary Dubin ... TV Announcer #2

Nigel Gibbs ... Marshall

David Glasser ... Jack

James Hampton ... Arthur Watts
John Pinero ... Carlos Chavez

Juliet Landau ... Joni (scenes deleted)

Ed Trotta ... Gil
Kenny McMurphy ... Mick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Datig ... Reporter #3 (uncredited)

Cathrine Grace ... Parent (uncredited)

Paul Vasquez ... Rebellious Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Allan Moyle 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Allan Moyle (written by)

Produced by
Syd Cappe .... executive producer
Janet Grillo .... associate producer
Rupert Harvey .... producer
Sara Risher .... executive producer
Sandy Stern .... producer
Nicolas Stiliadis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
 
Film Editing by
Larry Bock 
Janice Hampton 
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
 
Set Decoration by
Tina Treglia  (as Tina Peterson)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Abbott 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Buhler)
Denise Dellavalle .... assistant makeup artist
Don Dwyer .... hair consultant
Barbara Olvera .... hair department head
Joni Powell .... assistant makeup artist (as Joni Meers)
 
Production Management
John H. Burrows .... unit production manager (as John Burrows)
Deborah Moore .... executive in charge of production
Jeanne Van Cott .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh McLaglen .... first assistant director
Chitra F. Mojtabai .... second second assistant director (as Chitra Mojtabai)
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director (as Danny Suhart)
 
Art Department
Aaron Anderson .... construction foreman
Bruce Bolander .... set designer
Barbara A. Bordo .... scenic painter (as Barbara Bordo)
Doug Crawford .... carpenter
Lisa De Alva .... property mistress
Scott Dietz .... lead scenic painter
Ken Falck .... assistant carpenter
Felisa Finn .... scenic artist
Felisa Finn .... scenic painter
Michelle Gallagher .... original artwork: Nora
Stephen Gray .... swing man
John A. Keim .... assistant property master
Morris Laslo .... second assistant property master
Doug Lefler .... storyboard artist
Wayne Middleton .... swing dresser
Nick Newton .... lettering artist
Alejandro Patino .... carpenter (as Alex Patino)
Ron Peterson .... carpenter
Tina Peterson .... assistant set decorator
Tom Randol .... leadman
Rick Rose .... lead carpenter
Gregg 'Cowboy' Sanders .... carpenter (as Greg Sanders)
Tony Sears .... second assistant property master (as Anthony Sears)
Robert A. Smith .... set dresser
Leora Tobias .... art department coordinator
Joe Ventress .... swing man
Jeff Wallace .... construction coordinator
Tal Wallace .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Beemer)
Joel Berkovitz .... foley editor (as Joel Berkowitz)
G.W. Brown .... dialogue editor
Jeanette Browning .... sound recordist (as Jeannette Browning)
Tom Caton .... boom operator (as Huckleberry Caton)
Stuart Copely .... dialogue editor (as Stuart Copley)
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Russell C. Fager .... sound mixer
Joel Fein .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Floyd Jr. .... cable person
Jack Floyd Jr. .... playback
Melinda Garey .... assistant sound editor
Marita Goldsmith .... sound transferer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Hussein .... adr mixer
Jon Hussein .... foley mixer
Kini Kay .... sound effects editor
Mark Larry .... foley editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Voigt)
Stewart Nelsen .... sound effects editor (as Steward Nelson)
Rebecca Nicolaou .... assistant sound editor (as Becky Nicolaou)
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor (as Chris Sheldon)
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Tracy Toon .... assistant sound editor
Nancy Tracy .... apprentice sound editor
Steve 'Woody' Wood .... adr recordist (as Stephen 'Woody' Wood)
Steve 'Woody' Wood .... foley recordist (as Stephen 'Woody' Wood)
Jay Floyd .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Jay Floyd .... sound playback operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects (as Thomas Bellissimo)
 
Stunts
Hank Calia .... stunts (as Henry Calia)
Michael Cassidy .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Cassidy)
Mark A. Cuttin .... stunts (as Mark Cuttin)
BJ Davis .... stunts
Gary Dionne .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt double: Christian Slater
Robert McIntosh .... stunts (as Bob McIntosh)
Carol Neilson .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Ed Mathew Shinstine .... stunts
Jerry Spicer .... stunts
Tony Tamburro .... stunts
Bob Terhune .... stunts
Rhonda Terhune .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Henry Wills .... stunts (as Henry Willis)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clarence Brown .... dolly grip
Carolyn Chen .... first assistant camera (as Carolyn Chin)
Gregory Daniels Jr. .... loader (as Gregg Daniel Jr.)
Gregory Daniels Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Gregg Daniel Jr.)
Willie E. Dawkins .... electrician (as Willie Dawkins)
Giles Dunning .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Giles Dunning .... second assistant camera
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Kevin Edwards .... grip
Jack M. Guberman .... electrician
Tom Harjo .... key grip (as Thomas R. Harjo Jr.)
Francis Lawrence .... loader
Francis Lawrence .... second assistant camera
Jerry L. Mandley .... electrician
John Maninger .... best boy electric (as John H. Manninger)
Keith Mitchell .... electrician trainee
Keith Mitchell .... grip/electric trainee
Kathleen O'Reilly .... camera assistant: second unit
Krishna Rao .... camera operator: second camera (as Kris Rao)
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Robin Semple .... best boy grip
Newton Thomas Sigel .... additional photographer (as Tom Sigel)
Mark Henry Sudmeier .... electrician (as Mark Sudmeier)
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer (as Newton Termerr)
Tom Yatsko .... first assistant camera
Alicia Brauns .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Linda Field .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Deborah Aquila .... casting: New York
Cheryl Faye .... extras casting
Melanie Holstra .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Fasman .... assistant costume designer
Jesse Fields .... on-set wardrobe (as Jessie Fields)
Kitty Murphy .... on-set wardrobe
Michael Varnen .... on-set wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Thalia Harithas .... post-production assistant (as Terry Harithas)
Karen Hathaway .... apprentice editor (as Karen Wasserman)
Kurt Hathaway .... second assistant editor
Ric Keeley .... first assistant editor
Ed Sogg .... color timer
Pablo Ferro .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Black .... music editor
Sharal Churchill .... underscore coordinator
Nicola Freegard .... music coordinator
Mario Gonzalez .... music legal coordinator
Dennis Herring .... music consultant
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor: MCA
Leanne Ungar .... underscore recordist (as Leanne Unger)
 
Transportation Department
Greg Bauer .... driver
Merl Down .... driver
Kent Franchi .... driver (as Ken Franchi)
D.J. Gardiner .... driver (as D.J. Gardner)
Morgan McGuinness .... driver
Tony 'Bear' Mihalopoulos .... driver (as Tony Mahalopoulos)
Bill Shank .... driver
Robbie Stinton .... driver
Danny Westerberg .... transportation coordinator
Craig Williams .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jessica Allen .... set production associate (as Jessica Allan)
Lennie Appelquist .... assistant location manager
Susan Bazarsky .... production secretary
John Peter Bernardo .... assistant: Allan Moyle (as J.P. Bernardo)
Jane Cassell .... choreographer
Robbie Criscione .... production associate
Gloria Felix .... medic
Allen Ferro .... title designer: main titles
Pablo Ferro .... title designer
Karen Fried .... unit publicist
Barbara Green .... craft service
Susan Han .... assistant: Allan Moyle
Sherry Hodge .... location restoration
Emily Hofstatter .... assistant to producers
Christine Holmes .... assistant accountant
Danna Hyams .... assistant: Sarah Risher
Viola Johnson .... assistant: Christian Slater
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production coordinator (as Jeffrey Kiehlbauch)
George Lakes .... production accountant
Francis Lawrence .... assistant: Allan Moyle
Jasmine Marie Lhossein .... craft service (as Jasmine Lhossein)
Stacey Liss Goodman .... assistant: Sandy Stern
William Lybeer .... craft service
Bradley Marcus .... stand-in: Christian Slater
Ralph B. Meyer .... location manager (as Ralph Meyer)
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... key set production associate (as Vince Palmo)
Leslie Park .... script supervisor
Cindy Pruitt .... legal assistant
Gail Rodono .... production controller (as Gail Cottrell)
Phillip L. Rosen .... production attorney (as Phillip Rosen)
Kindra Ruocco .... set production associate
Michael Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
David Topor .... production associate
Ken Wolin .... welfare worker (as Kenneth B. Wolin)
Frank Catalano .... voice actor (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
Brad Stephens .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kevin Benson .... special thanks
Ronald Blumer .... special thanks (as Ron Blumer)
Jill Bock .... special thanks
Randy Finch .... special thanks
Keith Fleer .... special thanks
Stephanie Fried .... special thanks
Leslie Goldman .... special thanks
John Wesley Harding .... special thanks
Danny Holloway .... special thanks
Jim Hosney .... special thanks
Rick Kurtzman .... special thanks
Jan McCormick .... special thanks
Muffie Meyer .... special thanks (as Muffy Meyer)
Mary Jo Slater .... special thanks
Megan Slikas .... special thanks (as Megan Slikis)
 

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102 min
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Trivia:
Lala Sloatman (Janie) and Ahmet Zappa (Jamie) are real life cousins, but played girlfriend/boyfriend in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Paige interrupts the public meeting, she walks in with severely blackened eyes and bloody cuts on her face. She speaks to the teachers and parents, then runs out. She yells at the news reporter standing outside seconds later and her eyes are no longer black and her cuts are gone.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mark:Do you ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Charlie Bartlett (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Girls L.G.B.N.A.F.See more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
great portrayal of postmodern angst & media issues, 13 July 2003
Author: FilmLabRat

This movie really captured not only the disillusionment and pain of adolescence but also the general malaise of our postmodern society. Also brought out the tension between media "for the people" and free speech vs. media polluting the people and issues of censorship. While the film clearly made the latter out to be the "bad guy," a mature person might look beyond the pointed message and see the important issues on both sides --> Does media come from culture and speak truth, having the responsibility to honestly represent "reality," or does media influence culture and thus should it responsibly rise above mediocrity, challenging people to something higher in life? Tough issues in media studies. How to bring the two concerns together is the challenge, in a completely corporate-driven media culture that really stands for neither.

ummmm.... Christian Slater was also great in the lead performance.

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