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Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 5 August 1994 (USA)
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 music. The legend. The hostage situation. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Music

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

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$5,370,000 (USA)
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Ian refers to Chazz as Conan, an obvious reference to Conan the Barbarian, Brendan Fraser was considered for the part of Conan the Barbarian in the 2011 remake See more »

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In the last scene when the band is trashing the stage and instruments, Chaz pretends to smash a PRS guitar, actually just slowing his swing to not hit the full stack guitar amp, only pretending to smash it. See more »

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Ian: [on the air] Oh yeah! That was for all you pinheads out there too hip to take off your leather jackets in this 95 degree heat. Now I know when the weather gets like this it brings all you nut bags out of the wood pile. And since I am a trouble magnet, I have one thing to say to you bozos, and that is, back off. Here's the Sons of Thunder from the debut album Scrabbled Eggs and Wobbly Legs. You're listening to Ian Shock, on the station with more hair, more flair, yet so debonair, ...
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Referenced in I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) See more »

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Janie's Got a Gun
Performed by Aerosmith
Written by Steven Tyler / Tom Hamilton
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Hysterical!
31 January 2004 | by (Malvern, England) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the funniest ever. Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi are three incredibly dense would-be rock stars who break into a radio station with a water pistol to get their tape played and try to obtain a record deal. the stunt causes a lot of media attention, and cheering crowds gather outside the station. This is not an intellectual film, but it is very funny with all three of the main cast playing very different characters. Brendan Fraser is honourable, Adam Sandler is so dumb he attracts women who feel a bit sorry for him and Steve Buscemi is his older brother who brandishes the gun. If you want an hour and a half of pure light entertainment, watch this!


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