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Pump up the Volume


Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross, Scott Paulin View All


Allan Moyle (Screenplay), Allan Moyle (Director) View All

Release: Aug. 22nd, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ "Hard Harry". Mark's show, at once thoughtful and profane, becomes an underground hit with students at his high school, inspiring the wrath of his principal and the Federal Communications Commission [FCC].
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Pump Up the Volume shows that for a whole lot of people their school days were not in fact the 'greatest time of your life' as so many TV shows and films would lead you to believe.
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Pump Up The Volume could never be made today -- not in our current Glee society where high school is "JUST THE BEST!", the best time of your life, where everybody gets up and dances with handicapped kids in wheelchairs, geeky gay students and fat ass ugly girls who tromp on some stage and sing their....