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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

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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 made them do it. 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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Trivia

There is a brief reference to Motley Crue's lead singer Vince Neil killing someone. In 1984, while the band Hanoi Rocks was taking a break from touring because their lead singer Michael Monroe had injured his ankle, some members of Hanoi Rocks ended up at Vince's home for a party. Vince and Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley went to get more liquor. Vince was driving, even though he was already drunk. On the return trip Vince was speeding and lost control of the car, resulting in a terrible collision with another vehicle. Razzle died instantly and the two people in the other car suffered severe injuries and were left with lifelong complications from these injuries. Vince walked away with a concussion, a 2.5 million dollar fine, and served twenty-eight days in county jail. See more »

Goofs

When Beech initially goes through the air vent in the ceiling looking for a cell phone it shows the top of the desk with the cell phone there, a Rolodex card falls next to the cell phone. The camera then pans back to Beech who looks around, then the camera pans back to the top of the desk where the cell phone is showing, however the Rolodex card is no longer there. 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

Spoofs The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Janie's Got a Gun
Performed by Aerosmith
Written by Steven Tyler / Tom Hamilton
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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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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