Pump Up the Volume

Pump Up the Volume

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Golden Globe winner Christian Slater (Mr Robot) leads this 1990 music drama as a shy teenager who sets up a pirate radio station in his basement, becoming a legend at high school and a target for the Federal Communications Commission.

1990Rating: PG, Coarse language105 minsCanada, USA
ComedyDramaMusic
Director:
Allan Moyle ('New Waterford Girl', 'Empire Records', 'The Rubber Gun')
Writer:
Allan Moyle
Cast:
Christian SlaterSamantha MathisAnnie RossScott Paulin

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Unlike "Heathers," a satiric treatment of teen suicide, Pump Up the Volume is passionately caring. It's a howl from the heart, a relentlessly involving movie that gives a kid every reason to believe that he or she can come of age. It appreciates the pimples and pitfalls of this frightening passage, the transit commonly known as adolescence.

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Variety

Variety

Writer-director Allan Moyle’s story about a shy high school student who galvanizes an Arizona suburb with a rebellious pirate radio show has rambunctious energy and defiant attitude.

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