Airheads is a variation on Dog Day Afternoon, as well as a comic look at the trials and tribulations of both the music business and Generation X. A hapless rock trio consisting of Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi), and Pip (Adam Sandler) hits a brick wall with their attempts to get their demo tape played by record label executives. Chazz, on the edge since being thrown out by his girlfriend (Amy Locane), decides it's time to take more serious action, and he leads his bandmates on a mission to invade the local "alternative" rock station, KPPX, and hold it hostage to get the band's tape played on the air. The station staffers don't realize that they're being held with a water gun, and when they finally agree to play the tape, it gets eaten up by a faulty machine. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi
Okay Steve Buscemi is my favorite actor of all time, so im probably rating this a little higher than i should. Im a metal head and its great to have a film to call our own. Okay okay, so its not the greatest peice out there ill admit...but with so few choices out there come on show some love! there are some big name actors in here, and im thinking they were planning on making a spinal tap of the 90's or something, but totally fell short of expectations...otherwise how would you get some of those actors in this...not by pulling in favors im sure.
The plot actually sounds entertaining, a rock band hi-jacks a radio station to get there song played. Too bad it was made so poorly, and most of the blame falls on the actors. The normally hilareous Steve Buscemi seemed like he phoned in this performance. Adam Sandler's character is like an early, less funny version of "The Waterboy". The rest of the performers for the most part were just ok. As for the movie, the only scenes that were laugh out loud funny were the ones with Michael Richards.