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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Taglines:

A comedy with attitude. 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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Trivia

The members of the band "Sons of Thunder" (Monty Colvin, Alan Doss, Ben Huggins, and Mitchell Dane Sonnier) are actually members of another group called "The Galactic Cowboys". See more »

Goofs

When Rex suggests that the tape should be played on the air, Chas replies it can't be done because the mixing console is busted. All radio stations, especially high profile ones (and even regional ones) have more than one broadcast booth, in most cases two (some with a third as a backup), so it would just be a matter of switching booths. 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

Referenced in Brad Tries...: Brad Tries Four Loko (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wheezing
Performed by David Byrne
Written by David Byrne
Produced by David Byrne
Courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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ahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
29 September 2002 | by tye_dye_rulzSee all my reviews

this movie is great! i nearly forgot how funny brendan fraser is. i actually watched it last night for the second time in, let's say, 6 years? and that six years i spent hoping to see it again. 10/10 HILARIOUS!!!!!! you have got to see this film! don't listen to the people who say it sux cause it doesn't!


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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,911,739, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$5,751,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,751,882
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DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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