Airheads

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Overview

Airheads is a variation on Dog Day Afternoon, as well as a comic look at the trials and tribulations of both the music business and Generation X. A hapless rock trio consisting of Chazz Brendan Fraser, Rex Steve Buscemi, and Pip Adam Sandler hits a brick wall with their attempts to get their demo tape played by record label executives. Chazz, on the edge since being thrown out by his girlfriend Amy Locane, decides it's time to take more serious action, and he leads his bandmates on a mission to invade the local ...
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Overview

Airheads is a variation on Dog Day Afternoon, as well as a comic look at the trials and tribulations of both the music business and Generation X. A hapless rock trio consisting of Chazz Brendan Fraser, Rex Steve Buscemi, and Pip Adam Sandler hits a brick wall with their attempts to get their demo tape played by record label executives. Chazz, on the edge since being thrown out by his girlfriend Amy Locane, decides it's time to take more serious action, and he leads his bandmates on a mission to invade the local "alternative" rock station, KPPX, and hold it hostage to get the band's tape played on the air. The station staffers don't realize that they're being held with a water gun, and when they finally agree to play the tape, it gets eaten up by a faulty machine.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
After the cult hit Heathers, Michael Lehmann was hired to make Hudson Hawk. That infamous turkey bombed so spectacularly that it was another three years before Lehmann could follow it up. Airheads feels like the work of a man learning to direct all over again, and protecting himself by organizing a dependable cast. Although the screenplay is not nearly as smart or funny as it could be, the film is full of actors who put just enough of a spin on the material to give it some life. Steve Buscemi, Joe Mantegna, and even Adam Sandler are given enough space to get whatever laughs they can from the limited material, and Brendan Fraser holds it all together just enough by giving one of his typically dependable (if less than inspired) performances. Given the script, Lehmann and his cast make Airheads about as good as it could possibly be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/1997
  • UPC: 086162860232
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brendan Fraser Chazz Darby
Steve Buscemi Rex
Adam Sandler Pip
Joe Mantegna Ian the Shark
Chris Farley Wilson
Daniel Zacapa
Amy Locane Kayla
Michael McKean Milo
Judd Nelson Jimmie Wing
Ernie Hudson O'Malley
Nina Siemaszko Suzzi
Marshall Bell Carl Mace
Reg E. Cathey Marcus
David Arquette Carter
Michael Richards Doug Beech
Michelle Hurst Yvonne
Lexie Bigham Security Guard
Lydell M. Cheshier Security Guard #2
Sam Whipple Personal Manager
Ryan Holihan Kid
Kurt Loder Himself
Tiiu Leek News Woman
Kurek Ashley Psycho Rocker
Alejandro Quezada Rocker
Harold Ramis Chris Moore
China Kantner Female Rocker
Vinnie DeRamus D & D Rocker
Rich Wilkes Corduroy Rocker
John Zarchen Cop
Lemmy School Newspaper Rocker
Allen Covert Cop
Technical Credits
Michael Lehmann Director
Douglas Axtell Musical Direction/Supervision
Todd Baker Executive Producer
Mark Burg Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Joe Camp III Asst. Director
Russell Fager Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Hopkins Casting
Bridget Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Mcavoy Art Director
David Nichols Production Designer
John Schwartzman Cinematographer
Steve Semel Editor
Ira Shuman Co-producer
Robert Simonds Producer
Rich Wilkes Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Highly Recommeended

    This is what Dog Day Afternoon would be if it was comedy and if the instead of robbing a bank the guys with the guns were a band and held a radio station hostage to get their demo tape heard on the air. Lots of name talent in this extremely funny film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    grrreat!!!

    I've seen this movie a billion times but i never get sick of it! Hope you like it just as much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Movie ROCKS!

    Airheads was so funny and featured great music. Adam Sandler is hilarious along with Brendan Fraser and Steve Bucemi. Its excellant for music fans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie for the rock'n'roller!

    This movie was so awesome! It had 3 of the best actors on earth in it, and best of all, its about rock'n'roll. I recommend this to all the rockers out there, whoa re tiered of the chick flicks! :-P

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