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FM (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 April 1978 (USA)
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A mutiny ensues when a radio station's management decides to increase the number of commercials, including army recruitment ads. Rebellious DJs and other employees hijack the station and play only music before the authorities intervene.

Director:

John A. Alonzo

Writer:

Ezra Sacks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Jeff Dugan
Eileen Brennan ... Mother
Alex Karras ... Doc Holiday
Cleavon Little ... Prince
Martin Mull ... Eric Swan
Cassie Yates ... Laura Coe
Norman Lloyd ... Carl Billings
Jay Fenichel ... Bobby Douglas
James Keach ... Lt. Reach
Joe Smith Joe Smith ... Albert Driscoll
Tom Tarpey Tom Tarpey ... Regis Lamar
Janet Brandt Janet Brandt ... Alice
Mary Torrey Mary Torrey ... Cathy
Roberta Wallach ... Shari Smith
Terry Jastrow ... Michael J. Carlyle
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Storyline

Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiebre musical See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The advertisement that was presented by the men in military uniforms was an actual advertisement for the delayed entry program which offered new recruits the opportunity to "grow your hair one more time". It was an attempt to make the Army more hip in light of the changing culture shortly after the Vietnam war. See more »

Goofs

When Dolores Deluxe exits her corvette, there is a man (perhaps not an extra) who stares at her as she enters the building. He actually briefly stops to watch the entire scene be filmed. See more »

Quotes

Eric Swan: [while getting a call on the air] Oh, bless you.
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Soundtracks

Baby Come Back
Written by J.C. Crowley and Peter Beckett
Performed by Player
Courtesy of RSO Records and HAVEN Records
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Check out this funny little flick!
18 November 2002 | by pmc-3See all my reviews

This little gem is one of the most under-appreciated movies of the late 1970s. It's an episodic comedy with serious undertones. The film perfectly captures the feel of the late 1970s. The casting is great, with a passionate performance by Michael Brandon and a very funny one by Martin Mull. The background music is just right and the concert appearances of Jimmy Buffett and Linda Ronstadt add to the late 1970s atmosphere. Despite what other reviews have stated, Tom Petty does NOT appear in concert, he's being interviewed at the radio station. REO Speedwagon also appears at a record store signing. If you're a fan of WKRP, then check out this movie.


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