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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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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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When Rex, Pip and Suzzi are collecting CDs to play on air (around forty minutes and forty seconds into the film), a poster for Spinal Tap, which starred Michael McKean, can be seen on the wall just between the door and the desk. See more »

Goofs

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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[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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Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful
Performed by Sons of Thunder
Written by M. Colvin, M. Sonnier Jr., A. Doss, B. Huggins
Produced by Brian Garcia & Sons of Thunder
Courtesy of Geffen Records/Wilde Silas Records
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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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