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Airheads (1994)

PG-13  |   |  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 music. The legend. The hostage situation. 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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Trivia

Brendan Fraser's character was originally supposed to be played by John Cusack. See more »

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When the boardroom "meeting" begins, the ON AIR sign is lit. During the course of the meeting it switches off and remains off (it should have been lit throughout). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 Zeke and Luther: Airheads (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Give In
Performed by Candlebox
Music by Peter Klett and Candlebox
Music by Lyrics by Kevin Martin
Produced by Kelly Gray & Candlebox
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
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Not given enough credit
18 January 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie that simply doesn't get alot of credit. An amatuer band known as the Lone Rangers (Fraser, Buscemi, Sandler) sneak into a recording studio to have their demo tape played on the air. When refused, things get out of hand and they hold the place hostage.

This movie has an original plot line with good humour and good acting. Keep in mind that this movie comes very early on in the careers of all three title characters. Personally I find the calibre of acting that Fraser and Sandler have in this movie better than some that came afterwards.

When you start watching this movie, you'll want to finish it. Perfect example, my room mate who came in the room looking for something ended up staying for the whole movie.

Give this baby a chance. If you don't like it, you've lost the price of a rental.


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