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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.

Director:

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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Get ready to laugh, rock and roll. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,911,739, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$5,751,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,751,882
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pip's "secret code" is 256001. See more »

Goofs

As "The Lone Rangers" take stage near the end of the movie a point is made that the stage equipment are non-functional props. Yet after Chaz refuses to play Ian grabs and shouts into a "prop" microphone. 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 The Simpsons (1989) 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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Not given enough credit
18 January 2002 | by insanitytrainSee all my reviews

This is a great movie that simply doesn't get alot of credit. An amatuer band known as the Lone Rangers (Fraser, Buscemi, Sandler) sneak into a recording studio to have their demo tape played on the air. When refused, things get out of hand and they hold the place hostage.

This movie has an original plot line with good humour and good acting. Keep in mind that this movie comes very early on in the careers of all three title characters. Personally I find the calibre of acting that Fraser and Sandler have in this movie better than some that came afterwards.

When you start watching this movie, you'll want to finish it. Perfect example, my room mate who came in the room looking for something ended up staying for the whole movie.

Give this baby a chance. If you don't like it, you've lost the price of a rental.


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