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Airheads (1994)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  5 August 1994 (USA)
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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 DJ refuses to play them.

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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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The amps are on but nobody's home. See more »

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

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5 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$5,370,000 (USA)
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Making a cameo appearance is "Stuttering" John Melendez, who at the time was from the Howard Stern Show. He is billed in the credits as the "masturbating" rocker. He was invited to participate in this production because, as a new artist for Atlantic Records, his first album had just been released and his song "Talk My Way Out Of It" can be heard as Chaz and the boys are driving in the van on their way to the radio station. After years as a Stern employee, primarily assigned to do unconventional man-in-the-street and celebrity interviews, John was lured away from New York and is now the announcer and voice of Jay Leno's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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The sign outside of the station lists the broadcast frequency as 103.6. FM radio stations in America always use odd numbers for their broadcast frequencies. However, like the infamous '555' telephone exchange, this is deliberate use of fictitious numbering. See more »

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Pip: This is never gonna work.
Chazz: Pip, damn it, what is your problem?
Pip: You remember that guy Doper Greg? Remember that guy, man? He used to blow bong hits in his iguana's face and try to make the thing watch cartoons with him all the time.
Rex: So what? Will you shut up?
Chazz: Just get to the point? What?
Pip: Well, he won this radio giveaway, and when he went down to the station, they wouldn't let him in the building. It was, like, this total security building. They slid his tickets through this litle slot with, like,...
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A good cast and some great funny moments
2 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

The music made them do it.

Chazz(Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi), and Pip (Adam Sandler) are a band known as The Lone Rangers, and all they're looking for is some attention. But when they take over a radio station with fake guns in order to get their song played over the airwaves, they get a little more than they bargained for.

A great cast and some really funny moments make this a nice way to spend 90 some odd minutes. Chris Farley and David Arquette also star in this. It was released the same year as "Dumb and Dumber" and has some very similar comedy. Overall this is allot different though. There is a little bit of violence but nothing too bad. There is also a few good "Die Hard" spoofs.


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