Year of Release: 1994
Director: Michael Lehmann
Approx. Running Time: 92 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"FRASER AND BUSCEMI ARE DEADPAN DELIGHTS. SANDLER IS RED-HOT."
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
In this hilarious spoof of the music industry, three intelligence-challenged rock 'n' rollers (BRENDAN FRASER, STEVE BUSCEMI, ADAM SANDLER) decide to take drastic action after their music continually falls on deaf ears. They break into a radio station, hoping to get their demo played on the air. But when the deejay (JOE MANTEGNA) and station manager (MICHAEL McKEAN) refuse to play their song, the boys have no choice but to take the entire radio station hostage.
This is the only Adam Sandler film I've ever liked. As a general rule, I can't stand him - but here he plays only a supporting role and is perfect as the moronic but loveable "Pip." Playing his brother "Rex" is one of my all-time favorite actors Steve Buscemi, and their lead, "Chazz" is portrayed by none other than Brendan Fraser, another of my favorites.
This is, of course, a movie about a group of rebel rockers who are trying to be heard, and the film features appearances by two actors who have played iconic roles of the very same sort - Micheal McKean, who fronted the fictional metal band Spinal Tap, and Judd Nelson, who is best known for his role of "John Bender" in The Breakfast Club.
All-in-all, it's a really fun film and has always been one of my favorite comedies.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)