In this hilarious spoof of the music industry, three intelligence-challenged rock'n' rollers (Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler decide to take drastic action after their music continually falls on deaf ears. The... more »y break into a radio station, hoping to get their demo played on the air. But when the deejay (Joe Mantegna) and station manager (Michael Mckean) refuse to play their song, the boys have no choice but to take the entire radio station hostage.« less
"Okay, this movie has a special feature that is the best documentary of a movie i've ever seen. It is filmed in the form of a news report of the Lone Rangers taking over the radio station, and has appearances of all of the cast memeber from the movie. It is fantastic. This movie is wonderful, and the special feature of the news cast is ingenious and very entertaining. I love this movie, and everything about it is wonderful. Buy it, and definitely watch the special features."
Some Gravity | Indiana, USA | 12/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Right now, I am working on getting my own band together. I also happen to be a fan of Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, and Steve Buscemi. Sandler, Fraser, and Buscemi are all hilarious, and I have seen a lot of their films. So any musician or any fan of theirs should check out "Airheads", a riotous comedy which makes you wonder how far any musician/band will go to get their music out on the market.
Chester "Chazz" Darvey (Fraser), Rex (Buscemi), and Pip (Sandler) are three friends in a band who live and work in Los Angeles. Rex and Pip are brothers. At the beginning of the movie, we see how far Chazz, Rex, and Pip are going in life. Chazz lives with his girlfriend Kayla in a small apartment and gets kicked out at the beginning of the movie. Rex works at a toy store. Pip has his own pool service. Their band is The Lone Rangers. Recently, they just recorded their first demo, which they have on both a tape and on a cassette, and they are trying to get their demo played on the radio. So one day, Chazz, Rex, and Pip go to a radio station in downtown L.A., and after breaking into the station, they meet a radio disc jockey named Ian. After an argument with both the DJ and the program director, Chazz, Rex, and Pip take the radio station hostage. And once Chazz, Rex, and Pip have the station held hostage, funny, surprising, shocking, and hilarious events occur.
"Airheads" is definitely one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Every single second of this movie is funny, and all of the actors give great performances. My favorite character would have to be Pip, becuase he is the stupid one out of the gang, and while he is nice to the hostages (at one part of this movie, Rex has to take him in private and train him a little bit so he will appear as tough) out of all the dumb decisions made by characters during this movie, he makes the dumbest decision (wait till you see what that is). So check out "Airheads". You'll die of laughter."
Matt Martin | Houston, TX, USA | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever been in a band and you've recorded a demo then tried to send it off to major record labels and every attempt failed, then this movie will set your spirits high.
In this epic, 3 bandmates have no career motivation whatsoever except to make it big in the record industry. Their half baked plans to get the record people to listen to their demo tape backfire. What's a band to do now? Why, take a popular station hostage, of course!
Armed with toy guns loaded with pepper sauce, the 3 guys bust into (well sorta) the station and demand that the guy plays the tape. Only one problem. The quarter inch tape player(think old time projectors) just destroyed their copy! The lead singer's ex girlfriend has the other copy, and they have to get her to bring it to the station.
Starring Brendan Frasier and Adam Sandler, this movie will not dissapoint. For anyone who likes movies about garage bands, and people that are in bands, then this movie is for you! This also stars the guy who does Fat Tony's voice on the Simpsons as the radio DJ."
We Want the Airwaves!
M. B Cole | Las Vegas, NV | 03/15/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chester (Brendan Fraser) is living the rockers life... except without the money. Try and try as he might, he just can't get anyone to listen to his demo of his band `The Lone Rangers'. `The Lone Rangers' is a heavy rock band that includes himself, and his two friends who are brothers, Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler). Taking things into his own hands, Chester decides to sneak into the local rock radio station to see if he can get his demo played there. Mainly because another rock band got their demo played their and became a success. When they won't do it, Rex (who works at a toy store) whips out a machine gun and orders them to play the tape. What everyone (but the band and us) doesn't know is that it's a toy machine gun filled with Tabasco sauce. They round up everyone working at the station, but what the rockers don't know is that they were on air the whole time, so now the cops have the place surrounded, as well as a huge crowd of `fans'. All they want is their demo played and someone to hear it, to bad they ruin the copy they bring to the station.
After not having seen this movie for many years, I would say it's still pretty darn funny. There were plenty of spots where I still laughed out loud. I'll tell ya what though, Steve Buscemi is a god in this movie. Almost every line he delivers is hilarious and mainly it's because of his sarcastic tone and facial expressions. Also, I know a lot of people who don't like Adam Sandler (why I'll never know), but I think he's pretty funny and actually a good actor in his serious roles. This role though has him playing a smaller part than he's used to now, but he's really funny in this role. The only person I don't care for is Brendan Fraser, but then again I've never really liked him in anything he's played in. Well... cept maybe his role in Scrubs. I liked that role.
In the end I would give this a rent if you want to have some rockin fun.
P.S. - Why do I hate Brendan Fraser so much? I can't even stand him in Encino Man. "
Brendan Fraser is a Hottie
angelanna3 | Hudson, OH USA | 07/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't see the point in lying to you all. Everyone else might hate this movie and think it is pointless, dumb, and unbelievably predictable. But when you are an almost fourteen year old and have a fetish for Brendan Fraser's butt? It rocks. The character castings are fantastic, and this movie really pulls you in. I don't recommend it for people over sixteen, though. It's sort of a teenage angst kinda thing. I'd buy it now, but I don't have a credit card. Or any money..."