History Film / Airheads

26th Feb '18 6:21:02 PM Kalli
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A 1994 comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann (''Film/{{Heathers}}'') and starring Creator/BrendanFraser, Creator/SteveBuscemi, and Creator/AdamSandler as 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.

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A 1994 comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann (''Film/{{Heathers}}'') and starring Creator/BrendanFraser, Creator/SteveBuscemi, and Creator/AdamSandler as 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 station manager refuses to let the DJ interview and play them.
19th Jan '18 1:20:57 PM CheeseDogX
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* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot, the "[[=McClane=]]" of the situation is a completely useless moron, and the cop that gives him support is the "go in, shoot them all and let God sort 'em out" SmugSnake instead of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot, the "[[=McClane=]]" of the situation is a completely useless moron, and the cop that gives him support is the "go in, shoot them all and let God sort 'em out" SmugSnake instead of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure. Oh, and the hostage takers are the protagonists.
19th Jan '18 12:58:19 PM CheeseDogX
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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened).

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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was [[OffscreenInertia still stuck on in the air vents vents]] by the time the TimeSkip happened).
19th Jan '18 12:55:34 PM CheeseDogX
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** Another demand is for football helmets filled with cottage cheese. It a blink-and-you'll-miss it sight gag, during one of the scenes with the cops, you can see them filling said helmets from big tubs of cottage cheese.
23rd Nov '17 5:13:08 PM foxley
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* MirrorRoutine: When Pip first leaves the radio station, he encounters a police officer, and they perform the basic routine. Pip tries to throw off the cop with some kind of dance move, but the officer reaches for his gun, causing the inept rocker to flee.
17th Sep '17 10:48:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.

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** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.happened).
17th Sep '17 10:46:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ButtMonkey: Milo. Of course, he's such a {{jerkass}} that he deserves the humiliations he endures in the film.

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Milo. Of course, he's such a {{jerkass}} that he deserves the humiliations he endures in the film.film.
** Doug Beech. The man is pummeled, goes through severely painful pratfalls, is set on fire, and is humiliated by everything and everybody from the word "go" (. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse He doesn't appears again after getting the MP-5 taken from him]], but it's easy to assume he was still stuck on the air vents by the time the TimeSkip happened.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Milo and Jimmy Wing.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Milo (that wants to change Rebel Radio into an easy-listening station and doesn't even bothers to give any advanced warning that he will do this--which will mean firing a lot of people, including the [=DJs=] and the secretary he's having sex with ''because'' she wants to keep her job) and Jimmy Wing.Wing (a record executive jackass that enforces irritating control over his talent like lip-synching during concerts, talks mostly in BlatantLies, and only cares about singers in terms of how much money he can squeeze out of them before he burns them out and not their actual talent).



* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot and the "Mc Clane" of the situation is a completely useless moron.

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* DieHardOnAnX: It's ''Die Hard'', in a radio station, as a comedy! Bonus points for the station being located next to Nakatomi Plaza. A bit of a variant in that this is a subplot and subplot, the "Mc Clane" "[[=McClane=]]" of the situation is a completely useless moron.moron, and the cop that gives him support is the "go in, shoot them all and let God sort 'em out" SmugSnake instead of the ReasonableAuthorityFigure.


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* TheLastDJ: Ian starts out as a pretty burned-out man that despises having to deal with block-headed wanna-be rockers and Milo's manipulations, but dealing with Chazz and [[TheLastDance learning things like the fact the station will become easy-listening by next week]] brings his love for Rock-And-Roll roaring back and he becomes an ally of the Rangers.
11th Aug '17 5:28:17 PM Premonition45
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* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Ian doesn't like 90s rock, telling Chazz "I stick to the classics. Rock'n'roll's been all downhill since [[Music/JohnLennon Lennon]] died." However, seeing how passionate 90s rock musicians like Chazz are, he changes his mind.
9th Aug '17 6:40:22 PM Premonition45
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant O'Malley.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Sergeant O'Malley.O'Malley, who is possibly the most level-headed person in the entire film.
6th Aug '17 3:36:09 PM Premonition45
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* OddlySmallOrganization: Ian seems to be the only DJ at KPPX, whereas most stations would have at least 4-5 on staff.

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* OddlySmallOrganization: Ian seems to be the only DJ at KPPX, whereas most stations would have at least 4-5 on staff.
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