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Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, 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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Get ready to laugh, rock and roll. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabezas huecas  »

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Box Office


$5,370,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Joe Mantegna's character mentions to Michael McKean's character that if its too loud your too old. Michael previously played the lead singer in the band Spinal Tap in the film This is Spinal Tap which was described as the loudest band in England. See more »


When Beech initially goes through the air vent in the ceiling looking for a cell phone it shows the top of the desk with the cell phone there, a Rolodex card falls next to the cell phone. The camera then pans back to Beech who looks around, then the camera pans back to the top of the desk where the cell phone is showing, however the Rolodex card is no longer there. See more »


[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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Performed by Anthrax
Written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr (as Marr)
Produced by Dave Jerden
Produced under License from Elektra Entertainment
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Airheads is an hilarious movie.
13 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Adam Sandler, Brendon Frazer and Steve Buscemi star in this hilarious comedy that proves that movies that take risks pay off. The film is about 3 not so smart striving rock stars who after they get blown off on a radio show with an obnoxious boss and stuck up radio leader. Well from then they end up holding up the place and there leads to an hilarious movie. This movie is a very funny one Adam Sandler did very well in not to say the other 2 main character did not as even the cameos and co stars did a good job in this film. Overall the movie is extremely funny and I think is the funniest Adam Sandler movie that he does not star outrightly in. I rate this movie a fair 73% for keeping me laughing the whole way

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