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Format: DVD
Sku: 40683608
UPC: 024543019466
UPC 14: 00024543019466
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Pip (Adam Sandler), and Rex (Steve Buscemi) are the Lone Rangers, a heavy metal rock group that's going nowhere fast. Tired of playing lame gigs and trying to win over record executives, the band heads to its local radio station in a desperate attempt to have its demo played. Unfortunately, things go awry when toy guns are pulled out and mistaken for real ones in the heat of the moment, forcing the band to hold the station's employees hostage. Surrounded by the police and thousands of rock & roll fans who have flocked to the station, the boys become unlikely heroes, a voice for those who choose not to conform to corporate America. A little lighter than Michael Lehmann's dark comedy directorial debut HEATHERS, this film offers plenty of physical comedy from Michael Richards and Chris Farley as well as humorous performances from the boys in the band, Michael McKean as the station manager, and Joe Mantegna as DJ Ian the Shark. Live performances by White Zombie and the Galactic Cowboys set the tone for the film, which also boasts an impressive soundtrack.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/30/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 91 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1994
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2001946
Video UPC UPC: 00024543019466
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amy Locane
Video Cast Info Lemmy
Video Cast Info Sam Whipple
Video Cast Info Michael McKean
Video Cast Info Marshall Bell
Video Cast Info David Arquette
Video Cast Info Kurt Loder
Video Cast Info Adam Sandler
Video Cast Info Judd Nelson
Video Cast Info Michael Richards
Video Cast Info China Kantner
Video Cast Info Alan Covert
Video Cast Info Steve Buscemi
Video Cast Info Ernie Hudson
Video Cast Info Nina Siemaszko
Video Cast Info Harold Ramis
Video Cast Info Michelle Hurst
Video Cast Info Brendan Fraser
Video Cast Info Joe Mantegna
Video Cast Info Chris Farley
Video Cast Info John Schwartzman - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info David Nichols - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Stephen Semel - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert Simonds - Producer
Video Cast Info Carter Burwell - Composer
Video Cast Info Mark Burg - Producer
Video Cast Info Rich Wilkes - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Michael Lehmann - Director
Plot Summary
The Lone Rangers (Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi), a group of toy-pistol-toting heavy metal musicians, are typical generation Xers: They've got tons of ambition but even more professional malaise. Tired of being rejected by record labels and talent scouts, the Lone Rangers decide to stage a career coup: take over rock radio station KPPX and play their demo for the masses. Who knows--this might be the best way to break into the business.

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Laugh licks and spirited performances..." 08/25/1994

Sight and Sound
"...An enjoyable, sweet-natured farce....The characters are funny and likeable..." 11/01/1994 p.39

USA Today
"...AIRHEADS is spiked with in-jokes and appealing performances....There's a perfect out-there moment that will strike a feedback-warped chord with diehard heavy-metal fans..." 08/05/1994 p.4D

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Fraser,Brendan
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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