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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 music made them do it. 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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Cabezas huecas  »

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$5,370,000 (USA)
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When a caller asks for tickets to see the bands "Penelope Lovestocking" and "Crimson Shroud", Chazz criticizes, "Oh, man, you actually listen to that Seattle bullshit." This is a reference to the grunge scene, which had become popular by 1994, and Seattle is the home of mostly bands associated with that genre. See more »

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When The Lone Rangers are on TV, Rex has on a Rebel Radio hat but in the next shot it's off. See more »

Quotes

Chazz: Do you know what it's like to be on the bill and to play for 15 minutes and the only people there to see you are the other bands and their girlfriends? Don't talk to me about Rock 'n' Roll! I'm out there in the clubs and on the streets and I'm living it!
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Chazz: I am Rock 'n' Roll!
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Features Captain America and the Avengers (1991) See more »

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Degenerated
Performed by The Lone Rangers
Written by Paul Bakija & Dave Rubenstein
Produced by Jay Yuenger (as J. Yuenger) and Bryan Carlstrom
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Incredibly witty rock-oriented laugh riot
2 April 2003 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Is this the funniest movie of the decade? I guess not but I think it has certainly deserved its obvious place in the top ten. I remember what kind of a crazy experience "Airheads" was when I watched it for the first time and didn't know what to expect. I almost died of hysterical laughter. This movie is so over-filled with terrific, absurd and both idiotic as well as surprisingly clever rock n' roll -oriented humor it's hard to believe anyone could watch it without constantly bursting into laughter. Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi are both extravagantly funny and even though I've never really cared for Adam Sandler even he is great in this. "Airheads" is a perfect comedy for every hard rock freak across the planet. Nice touch by the way: nobody couldn't have possibly think of a more suitable song for the end credits than the superb Ramones classic "We want the airwaves". Little warning: If you haven't seen this laugh riot yet do yourself a favor and don't watch the trailer in advance. Personally I feel that it alone gives away too much hilarious punch lines and jokes. Enjoy.


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