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FM (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 April 1978 (USA)
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When a liberal music station's owners decide to introduce army recruitment ads, despite the protests of its manager, the rebellious DJs are determined to fight back, no matter the cost.

Director:

John A. Alonzo

Writer:

Ezra Sacks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Brandon ... Jeff Dugan
Eileen Brennan ... Mother
Alex Karras ... Doc Holiday
Cleavon Little ... Prince
Martin Mull ... Eric Swan
Cassie Yates ... Laura Coe
Norman Lloyd ... Carl Billings
Jay Fenichel ... Bobby Douglas
James Keach ... Lt. Reach
Joe Smith Joe Smith ... Albert Driscoll
Tom Tarpey Tom Tarpey ... Regis Lamar
Janet Brandt Janet Brandt ... Alice
Mary Torrey Mary Torrey ... Cathy
Roberta Wallach ... Shari Smith
Terry Jastrow ... Michael J. Carlyle
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Storyline

Q-SKY is the #1 radio station in Los Angeles mainly because of the music they play, and running the station the way they want to. It has led them to a ratings success. The interesting radio personalities include: Jeff Dugan, rebellious head of the radio station; Mother, who is burned out from being a DJ; Eric Swan, a self centered romantic who wants more than just being a DJ; The Prince of Darkness, the hip night DJ; and Laura Coe, the easy-going type. The movie focuses on the battle between Jeff and his corporate bosses, who want more advertising and less music. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiebre musical See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first cinema release to feature a song by Queen ("We Will Rock You"). Since then they have had one or more songs featured in 43 different films (up to 2005). See more »

Goofs

The t-shirt Dugan after he gets out of bed early in the movie has the word "Hello" on the front but "Goodby" on the back, instead of "Goodbye". See more »

Quotes

The Mother: Don't worry, you still have me for two months because that's what my contract says.
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Soundtracks

American Girl
Written by Tom Petty
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Courtesy of SHELTER Recording Co., Inc.
Distributed by ABC Records, Inc.
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Comment on the movie, "FM"
29 November 2005 | by zekemikeSee all my reviews

I was in radio in the area the movie took place in the late 1970's, most of my friends felt the movie was molded after 94.7 KMET, "The Mighty Met" which at the time was king, with KLOS always nipping at their heels. Sadly, corporate money won out, the MET went "NEW AGE" and KLOS survived. Remember Paraquat, Ace "Space" Young, "The Gonzer" and Jim Ladd to mention a few Met Cats! None of us even thought about "WKRP in Cincinnatti" as a off shoot to "FM" although it was a great show. Myself and many others worked at a station much like "WKRP" at one time or another! "FM" was excellent and reflected a wild time in radio, when there was some pretty weird music out there and some great ones too!


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