August 5th, 1994



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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 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

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.

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


Did You Know?

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.

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.

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


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.


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