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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When addressing the crowd of rockers, Chazz declares "They've got the guns! We've got the numbers!" This is a line from the song Five to One by The Doors. See more »

Goofs

The TV news shows censored video of Rex gesturing at the crowd and grabbing his crotch, however he did this before the TV crews arrived. 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 MacGyver (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom)
Butch Vig Mix
Performed by House of Pain
Written by Leor Dimant (as L. Dimant), Erik Schrody (as E. Schrody), Danny Boy O'Connor (as D. O'Connor)
Produced by Leor Dimant (as D.J. Lethal)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
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Hilarious
29 December 2002 | by billybrown41See all my reviews

Let's face it, if you go into a movie called "Airheads" expecting an intellegent, well-written, highbrow piece of cinematic art, then you deserve exactly what you get, so to everyone out there who gets off on trashing this movie, go rent "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and stop bit#$ng.

Now, if you want a good mindless way to blow a Friday evening, then look no further. You've come to the right place. Yeah, this movie is stupid beyond belief. It's also friggin' hilarious. Any movie that has Steve Buscemi as a long-haired, foul-mouthed bass player, and Ernie Hudson in general, I'm going to love. For me, Buscemi was the highlight and I loved everyone of his pseudo tough-guy lines like "Hey pal, you wanna try gettin' physical with me?"-Hilarious. Speaking of Buscemi, this one has a GREAT cast with Brenden Fraser as the leading man (Chaz), Adam Sandler as the pool cleaning drummer (Pip) and also features Joe Mantgena, Michael McKean, Chris Farley, David Arquette, and a whole slew of others, even Michael Richards.

The soundtrack rocks and the laughs come so often (very dumb laughs) that it's impossible to keep count.

Enjoy.


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