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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 D.J. refuses to play them.

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Michael Lehmann

Writer:

Rich Wilkes

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Chazz
Steve Buscemi ... Rex
Adam Sandler ... Pip
Chris Farley ... Wilson
Michael McKean ... Milo Jackson
Judd Nelson ... Jimmie Wing
Ernie Hudson ... O'Malley
Amy Locane ... Kayla
Nina Siemaszko ... Suzzi
Marshall Bell ... Carl Mace
Reg E. Cathey ... Marcus (as Reginald E. Cathey)
David Arquette ... Carter
Michael Richards ... Doug Beech
Joe Mantegna ... Ian
Michelle Hurst ... Yvonne
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Storyline

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. The legend. The hostage situation. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Airheads See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,370,000
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DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Making a cameo appearance is "Stuttering" John Melendez, who, at the time, was from The Howard Stern Show. He is billed in the credits as the "masturbating" rocker. He was invited to participate in this production because, as a new artist for Atlantic Records, his first album had just been released and his song "Talk My Way Out Of It" can be heard as Chazz and the boys are driving in the van on their way to the radio station. After years as a Stern employee, primarily assigned to do unconventional man-in-the-street and celebrity interviews, John was lured away from New York City, eventually working as the announcer and voice of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), as well as writer, from 2004 to 2014. See more »

Goofs

When the boardroom "meeting" begins, the ON AIR sign is lit. During the course of the meeting it switches off and remains off (it should have been lit throughout). See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

Aside from editing some language, the TV version changes one of the last scenes: when Rex is pelvic-thrusting and Chazz gestures "no no no", instead of a shot of a pair of prisoners grinning laciviously, the TV edit uses a shot of two prisoners staring confused at Rex. See more »

Connections

References Wayne's World 2 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

We Want the Airwaves
Performed by Ramones
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Produced by Graham Gouldman
Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Airheads is an hilarious movie.
13 December 2007 | by dobbin-4See 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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