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Airheads -- 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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Rich Wilkes (written by)
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Release Date:
5 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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The music. The legend. The hostage situation. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brendan Fraser ... Chester 'Chazz' Darvey

Steve Buscemi ... Rex

Adam Sandler ... Pip

Chris Farley ... Officer Wilson

Michael McKean ... Milo Jackson

Judd Nelson ... Jimmie Wing

Ernie Hudson ... Sergeant O'Malley

Amy Locane ... Kayla

Nina Siemaszko ... Suzzi

Marshall Bell ... Carl Mace

Reg E. Cathey ... Marcus

David Arquette ... Carter

Michael Richards ... Doug Beech

Joe Mantegna ... Ian
Michelle Hurst ... Yvonne

Allen Covert ... Cop
Sarah Reinhardt ... Secretary
Lexie Bigham ... Security Guard #1
Lydell M. Cheshier ... Security Guard #2

Sam Whipple ... Personal Manager
Uri Ryder ... Teen

Dana Jackson ... Receptionist
Ryan Holihan ... Kid

Kurt Loder ... Himself

Tiiu Leek ... News Woman
Kurek Ashley ... Psycho Rocker #1
Pablo Alvear ... Psycho Rocker #2
Alejandro Quezada ... Rocker

Harold Ramis ... Chris Moore
China Kantner ... Female Rocker #1
Rebecca Donner ... Female Rocker #2
Vinnie DeRamus ... D & D Rocker

Lemmy ... School Newspaper Rocker (as Lemmy von Motorhead)

Rich Wilkes ... Corduroy Rocker

John Melendez ... Masturbating Rocker
John Zarchen ... Cop
Rennie Pincus ... Cop
Zander Lehmann ... Tyke

Mike Judge ... Beavis / Butt-Head (voice)
Ben Huggins ... Singer
Mitchell Dane Sonnier ... Singer
Monty Colvin ... Singer
Alan Doss ... Singer

Rob Zombie ... Himself - White Zombie Vocalist (as Robert Cummings)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bunga Hosoi
Jaime H. Campos ... Concert Rocker (uncredited)
Dave Corsile ... White Zombie Audience Member (uncredited)
Kristen Fick ... Lady in Audience (uncredited)

Bonnie Gillespie ... Herself (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Biker (uncredited)
Sean Yseult ... Herself - White Zombie Bassist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Lehmann 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rich Wilkes (written by)

Produced by
Todd R. Baker .... executive producer (as Todd Baker)
Mark Burg .... producer
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
John Schwartzman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Semel 
 
Casting by
Billy Hopkins 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
David Nichols 
 
Art Direction by
Edward T. McAvoy  (as Edward McAvoy)
 
Set Decoration by
Jan K. Bergstrom  (as Jan Bergstrom)
Jerie Kelter 
 
Costume Design by
Bridget Kelly 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... makeup supervisor
Candace Neal .... hair styles supervisor
Ann Pala .... makeup artist
Janine Rath .... hair stylist
Patricia Vecchio .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Pam Cornfeld-Walker .... production supervisor
Ira Shuman .... unit production manager
Melissa Wiechmann .... assistant production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director
William Jennings .... second second assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Aaron .... assistant props
Mike Blaze .... property master
David Brace .... lead man
John Ceniceros .... set dresser
Rick Chavez .... assistant props
Chris Elkins .... construction accountant
Robert Fechtman .... set designer
Richard Herold .... labor foreman
John Hinkle .... stand-by painter
Lawrence A. Hubbs .... set designer (as Larry Hubbs)
Michael Anthony Jackson .... storyboard artist (as M. Anthony Jackson)
Casey Kasemeier .... graphic designer
Steve Kinyoun .... construction coordinator
James Lazelle .... propmaker foreman
Claude F. Powell .... construction coordinator
Glenn H. Roberts .... set dresser (as Glenn 'Spanky' Roberts)
Quentin Schierenberg .... set dresser
Edward Schiff .... construction foreman
Beth Siegel .... art department coordinator
Scott B. Valdes .... paint foreman
Teresa Visinare .... set dressing assistant
Michael Vojvoda .... set dresser
Dwain Wilson .... on-set dresser
Gaylene West .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Calleson .... assistant sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Davidson .... dialogue editor
John Edwards-Younger .... sound effects editor
Russell C. Fager .... additional sound mixer
D.G. Fisher .... cable person
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor (as Avram Gold)
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Doug Kent .... assistant sound editor
Dave Kulczycki .... dialogue editor (as David Kulczycki)
Donny Miele .... foley editor (as Donny Blank)
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Paul Parsons .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Mark Steinbeck .... cable person
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor
Pat Suraci .... boom operator
John Joseph Thomas .... sound effects editor
Ulrika Akander .... sound editor (uncredited)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Steve Richardson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Chuba .... special effects producer
Jamie Dixon .... special effects coordinator
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Kelsey)
Rebecca Marie .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Kamran Manoochehri .... rendering software
Larry Weiss .... CG animator: PDI
 
Stunts
John Ashker .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Jeff Cadiente .... stunts
Jim Crawford .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Kurtis Epper .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Rick Kahana .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Anthony Kramme .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunts
Bob McGovern .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
J.D. Rifkin .... stunts
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunts
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Pete Turner .... stunts
Eddie Yansick .... stunts
Pamela Manning .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Butters .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Dubois .... chief lighting technician (as David DuBois)
Christopher Duskin .... first assistant camera
Don Estes .... grip
Christopher Dunn George .... additional first assistant camera (as Christopher George)
Jack Glenn .... dolly grip
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Steve Irwin .... video playback operator
Michael Konrad .... lighting technician: musco light
Thom Lairson .... second assistant camera
Lonnie Leslie .... grip
Dickinson H. Luke .... electrician (as Dickie Luke)
Steven C. Marshall .... camera production assistant (as Steve Marshall)
Craig Molsberry .... electrician
John Morris .... grip
Karl Owens .... Steadicam assistant
Christopher Prampin .... electrician (as Chris Prampin)
Rusty Reilly .... best boy grip
Frank Tobin .... best boy: Fox
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... key grip (as Manny Vouniozos)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer
Bobby West .... best grip: Fox
Dave Wood .... electrician
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (uncredited)
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... on-set technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Amie Slate .... animator
 
Casting Department
Kerry Barden .... casting associate: New York
Terrence Harris .... extras casting
Trevor James .... extras casting
Carl Joy .... extras casting
Jennifer Low Sauer .... casting associate: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Folsey .... assistant costume designer
David Mayreis .... set costumer
Elaine Ramires .... key costumer
Susan Roberts .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Kate Crossley .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Alexandra Leviloff .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Chapman .... song producer
Kate Crossley .... apprentice music editor
Michael Farrow .... scoring mixer: Los Angeles (as Mike Farrow)
Lonn Friend .... music supervisor
Geoffrey Gordon .... musician: score
Michael T. Ryan .... music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Neil Stubenhaus .... musician: score
David Torn .... musician: score
Lia Vollack .... music coordinator
Happy Walters .... additional music supervisor
Kurt Wortman .... musician: score
 
Transportation Department
James C. Taylor .... transportation coordinator (as James Taylor)
Stanley R. Webber .... transportation captain
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Debbi Anderson .... production accountant (as Debbie Anderson)
Scott Ansell .... scoring mixer: New York
Miracle Beauchamp .... assistant: Mr. Lehmann
Don Burrows .... police coordinator
Steve Dayan .... location manager (as Steve A. Dayan)
Dawnie DeSantis .... set production assistant
Randall Dudley .... set production assistant
Coleman Eisner .... set production assistant
Wardell Eisner .... production office assistant
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Donna Gross .... assistant location manager
Mitch Harris .... caterer
Kenneth Hunter .... assistant location manager
Jeffrey F. January .... set production assistant (as Jeff January)
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service (as Michael Kehoe)
Jessica Krekorian .... set production assistant
Dave Latham .... assistant: Mr. Shuman
Ingrid Lenie .... assistant: Mr. Burg
Betty Linn .... animal trainer
Kimberlee Lucas .... assistant production accountant
Dorene Lauer Martin .... unit publicist
Hank McGill .... first aid
Monte McKee .... extras coordinator
Kevin McKie .... set production assistant
Jonise Misiewicz .... payroll accountant
April Pearce .... assistant accountant
Peter Riche .... production office assistant
Sharon Sacks .... teacher
Wolfie Saiko .... set production assistant
Matt Shire .... set production assistant
Rita Smith .... assistant: Mr. Simonds
James Traynor .... set production assistant (as Jay Traynor)
Tyler Vradenburg .... set production assistant
Mark Waters .... set production assistant
Brad Wilson .... craft service
Marc Bernard .... press attache: France (uncredited)
Françoise Dessaigne .... press attache: France (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hardrock hijack" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for crude dialogue and some sexuality
Runtime:
92 min
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Trivia:
The copy of RIP Magazine owned by David Arquette's character is the August 1993 issue, which featured Anthrax on the cover.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[their first attempt at opening the back door fails]
Pip:Oh, man! We almost got in. That's too bad. Let's get goin'.
Rex:Hey, Pip, you backstabber, what, are you quittin' out on us?
Pip:What? The door's locked!
Rex:Aw, man, you're such a flake. You don't even care about this band, do you? You run around in your apartment all day in your fudgies.
Pip:That's not true.
Rex:It is, too. I always got to tell you to put pants on when somebody comes over.
Pip:[yelling] He's making this up.
Chazz:[yelling] Will you both shut up? Please, OK? You're brothers, all right. C'mon, man, we ain't locked out yet. Stay here, Pip.
[Rex slaps Pip]
[...]
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Soundtrack:
We Want the AirwavesSee more »

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32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious, 29 December 2002
Author: (billybrown41@hotmail.com) from Kimberling City, MO.

Let's face it, if you go into a movie called "Airheads" expecting an intellegent, well-written, highbrow piece of cinematic art, then you deserve exactly what you get, so to everyone out there who gets off on trashing this movie, go rent "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and stop bit#$ng.

Now, if you want a good mindless way to blow a Friday evening, then look no further. You've come to the right place. Yeah, this movie is stupid beyond belief. It's also friggin' hilarious. Any movie that has Steve Buscemi as a long-haired, foul-mouthed bass player, and Ernie Hudson in general, I'm going to love. For me, Buscemi was the highlight and I loved everyone of his pseudo tough-guy lines like "Hey pal, you wanna try gettin' physical with me?"-Hilarious. Speaking of Buscemi, this one has a GREAT cast with Brenden Fraser as the leading man (Chaz), Adam Sandler as the pool cleaning drummer (Pip) and also features Joe Mantgena, Michael McKean, Chris Farley, David Arquette, and a whole slew of others, even Michael Richards.

The soundtrack rocks and the laughs come so often (very dumb laughs) that it's impossible to keep count.

Enjoy.

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