History Film / Airheads

30th Apr '16 12:34:52 AM ManEFaces
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* HumiliationConga: Everything that happens to Doug Beech while he crawls around the ventilation ducts.
5th Feb '16 9:17:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* WholePlotReference: The movie borrows some details from DogDayAfternoon (like the crowd and the hostages coming to like the hostage-takers), [[spoiler:although thankfully this story ends in a happier note for the takers]].

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* WholePlotReference: The movie borrows some details from DogDayAfternoon Film/DogDayAfternoon (like the crowd and the hostages coming to like the hostage-takers), [[spoiler:although thankfully this story ends in a happier note for the takers]].
27th Nov '15 12:31:43 PM JudasZala
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: One on The Lone Rangers' demands include "naked pictures of Creator/BeaArthur"; artist John Currin [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/bea-arthur-naked-john-currin-painting-auction_n_3274750.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 painted a topless picture of her in 1991]].
23rd Sep '15 4:12:45 PM Eagal
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While the film bombed at the box office and was received poorly by critics, a lot of people have seen it due to the fact that it was played heavily on Creator/ComedyCentral during the mid-1990s. The film has since become something of a cult classic among [[MetalHead metalheads]] due to its numerous references to hard rock and heavy metal as well as featuring cameos from a few famous rock musicians (most notably [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]]).



* DawsonCasting: 36-year old Creator/SteveBuscemi as a twenty-something heavy metal bassist. Actually works, though, as [[OlderThanTheyLook he ends up looking more authentic]] than actual twenty-somethings Fraser and Sandler.



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* OldShame: Chazz is forced by the [=SWAT=] leader to reveal to that he was a high school dork. Instead of losing the metal crowd that had gathered, however, his confession spurs people in the crowd to their embarrassing secrets of geekery. By the end, the crowd is even more supportive of the Lone Rangers' hostage-taking.

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* OldShame: [invoked] Chazz is forced by the [=SWAT=] leader to reveal to that he was a high school dork. Instead of losing the metal crowd that had gathered, however, his confession spurs people in the crowd to their embarrassing secrets of geekery. By the end, the crowd is even more supportive of the Lone Rangers' hostage-taking.
4th Aug '15 1:03:43 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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** Rex likes to fill his squirt guns with tabasco, in case some "Hollywood Boulevard trash" messes with him. [[CaptainObvious This comes up later,]] when Chazz [[MundaneUtility needs to season a burrito]] and Milo gets uppity.

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** Rex likes to fill his squirt guns with tabasco, in case some "Hollywood Boulevard trash" messes with him. [[CaptainObvious This comes up later,]] later, when Chazz [[MundaneUtility needs to season a burrito]] and Milo gets uppity.
15th May '15 6:47:56 AM darkjezter
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* TheCynic: At the start of the film, Ian believes that modern rock has nothing to offer compared to the rock music of the 60s and 70s. But after being held hostage and seeing how passionate Chazz is about his music, Ian begins to once again believe in rock and roll.
23rd Mar '15 5:37:20 PM WJTaylor4
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This movie really captures the whole music scene of the 90s. This is especially notable when a reporter describes our main characters as having "MTV-soaked minds", referring to the time before {{MTV}}'s NetworkDecay when it was still primarily focused on music.
** In addition, we have see classic 90s toys like Stretch Armstrong, and someone prominently playing a Game Gear (with SFX from a real GG game, thus averting PacManFever).
** And of course, the simple fact that the Lone Rangers have no choice - in their own minds at least - but to take over a radio station and forcing the staff to play their demo tape seems even more absurd today in an era where they could easily just upload their music on line by way of various social media sites in order to promote themselves. And don't get started on how much cell phones or satellite radio would impact the plot.
** To say nothing of only a reel-to-reel and cassette copy of the demo existing...the entire plot would fall apart with a digital version.
19th Mar '15 10:29:31 AM marcoasalazarm
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler:A postscript at the end of the movie reveals that the Lone Rangers were only incarcerated for 3 months, and their album ''Live in Prison'' went triple platinum.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler:A postscript at the end of the movie reveals that the Lone Rangers were only incarcerated for 3 months, and their album ''Live in Prison'' went triple platinum.]]]]
* WholePlotReference: The movie borrows some details from DogDayAfternoon (like the crowd and the hostages coming to like the hostage-takers), [[spoiler:although thankfully this story ends in a happier note for the takers]].
10th Mar '15 11:58:20 PM recharge138
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** To say nothing of only a reel-to-reel and cassette copy of the demo existing...the entire plot would fall apart with a digital version.
23rd Dec '14 6:14:04 AM 06tele
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** One of the bizarre demands that the Lone Rangers make to the police is for "naked pictures of Creator/BeaArthur!" Much later in the film, when Jimmie Wing comes to the radio station, he passes a couple of people staring in combined awe and bafflement at some pictures that we can't see. Jimmie peers at them and says "Bea Arthur? [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Outstanding!]]"

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** One of the bizarre deliberately weird demands that the Lone Rangers make to the police is for "naked pictures of Creator/BeaArthur!" Much later in the film, when Jimmie Wing comes to the radio station, he passes a couple of people staring in combined awe and bafflement at some pictures that we can't see. Jimmie peers at them and says "Bea Arthur? [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Outstanding!]]"
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