Three would be rockers Chazz, Rex and Pip, known as The Lone Rangers plan to play their demo on a recording company, but then they're turned down rudely. Then they decide to try the famous rock n' roll radio station, but are not accepted either. Then they decide arm themselves with squirt guns and take the station hostage for not playing their demo. But the three get more than what they have bargained for.
The music. The legend. The hostage situation.
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Did You Know?
KPPX 103.3 (Rebel Radio) is based on the Long Beach radio station KNAC 105.5 (Pure Rock), which went off the air six months after this movie arrived in theaters. Like KPPX, KNAC had a hard rock/heavy metal format, and even used "if it's too loud, you're too old" (which is said by Ian (Joe Mantegna) at one point) as a slogan. Ironically, this movie was released around the same time the staff of KNAC announced that the radio station was going to change formats; KNAC went off the air on February 15, 1995 and was replaced by the Spanish-language station KBUE (Que Buena). See more
In the last scene when the band is trashing the stage and instruments, Chaz pretends to smash a PRS guitar, actually just slowing his swing to not hit the full stack guitar amp, only pretending to smash it. See more
[on the air
Oh yeah! That was for all you pinheads out there too hip to take off your leather jackets in this 95 degree heat. Now I know when the weather gets like this it brings all you nut bags out of the wood pile. And since I am a trouble magnet, I have one thing to say to you bozos, and that is, back off. Here's the Sons of Thunder from the debut album Scrabbled Eggs and Wobbly Legs. You're listening to Ian Shock, on the station with more hair, more flair, yet so debonair, ...
Aside from editing some language, the TV version changes one of the last scenes: when Rex is pelvic-thrusting and Chazz gestures "no no no", instead of a shot of a pair of prisoners grinning laciviously, the TV edit uses a shot of two prisoners staring confused at Rex. See more
Can't Give In
Performed by Candlebox
Music by Peter Klett and Candlebox
Music by Lyrics by Kevin Martin
Produced by Kelly Gray
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company See more