Trivia / Pump Up the Volume

  • Cast Incest: Jamie and Janie, two relatively minor characters who are dating, are played by first cousins Ahmet Zappa and Lala Stoatman.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Samantha Mathis' first movie. She dyed her usually-blonde hair black for the role.
  • Similarly Named Works: This 1990 movie title with M|A|R|R|S 1987 hit "Pump up the Volume". There is no connection between the two - the song does not appear in the movie.
    • Likewise the series Pump Up The Volume, about the origins of house music.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The clothes, the hair, the politics, the technology, all of it just screams "late 1980's/early 1990s."
    • Also a case of Technology Marches On, as the idea of pirate radio has been more or less abolished with the rise of blogging/vlogging and podcasting.