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(80's?) movie of a high school student that has a pirate radio?

Asked by rexpresso (920points) August 28th, 2010

Know the name? Saw this movie the other day, the main actor is pretty famous. So he moved with his parents to a new town and managed to setup a pirate radio that all the young people passionately tune into every night. He exposes the crap of the system etc… thanks!

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Pump Up the Volume with Christian Slater?

rexpresso's avatar

Thanks! @Pied_Pfeffer that’s exactly it ;)

Lightlyseared's avatar

The female lead Samantha Mathis also starred in Broken Arrow with Slater.

jca's avatar

That was an excellent movie and i think it was underrated.

Blondesjon's avatar

I still have the soundtrack to that movie on cassette.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Blondesjon I have it on CD and some tracks still make it to my iphone.

keobooks's avatar

That movie had the best soundrack ever—except they had a crappy Concrete blonde cover of “Everybody knows” rather than the Leonard Cohen one—the one that he played at the beginning of every show AND was the original version. Still a great soundrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8QM3tjkTE

That0neguy01's avatar

Oh when i read this i was thinking of the movie “Pirate Radio”. still, both are great movies

keobooks's avatar

I haven’t seen that movie in over a decade, but it really stuck with me. Here are some songs I remember that never made the soundtrack.

Love Comes in Spurts—Richard Hell (I can only find the Heartbreakers—I have his Voivods version but can’t find it online)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWu_NlU4t3c

Hello Dad, I’m in Jail : Was not Was
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJEwo_gwO9M

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