Airheads

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Plot

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 DJ refuses to play them.

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.8/10 (22,589 voted)

Director:
Michael Lehmann

Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler

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.

Cast:

Brendan Fraser

Chester 'Chazz' Darvey


Steve Buscemi

Rex


Adam Sandler

Pip


Chris Farley

Officer Wilson


Michael McKean

Milo Jackson


Judd Nelson

Jimmie Wing


Ernie Hudson

Sergeant O'Malley


Amy Locane

Kayla


Nina Siemaszko

Suzzi


Marshall Bell

Carl Mace


Reg E. Cathey

Marcus


David Arquette

Carter


Michael Richards

Doug Beech


Joe Mantegna

Ian


Michelle Hurst

Yvonne

Taglines:
They were a rock 'n' roll band that couldn't get arrested. That was before they took an entire radio station hostage.

Release Date: 5 August 1994

Filming Locations: Whisky a Go Go – 8901 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $5,370,000
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The final film to use the 1980's 20th Century Fox logo. The CGI logo would make its debut in
The Scout, another film starring Brendan Fraser.

Goofs:

Continuity:
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.

Quotes:

Piercing Rocker:
Don't you think you're out of your league, Chunk Style?

Officer Wilson:
Look, I don't wanna have to bring you boys in on a 148. That's Obstruction.
[the rocker pulls off Wilson's badge and bends it with his teeth]

Piercing Rocker:
Now, what are you gonna do about that?
[Wilson yanks the rocker's nipple ring off]

Officer Wilson:
Improvise.



User Review

Not given enough credit

Rating:

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.