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Pump Up the Volume (22-Aug-1990)

Director: Allan Moyle

Writer: Allan Moyle

Music Composed by: Cliff Martinez

Producers: Rupert Harvey; Sandy Stern

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Juvenile, Talk Radio

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Seth Green
8-Feb-1974   Dr. Evil's son Scott
Ellen Greene
22-Feb-1951   Little Shop of Horrors
James Hampton
6-Jul-1936   Trooper Dobbs on F Troop
Mimi Kennedy
25-Sep-1948   Abby O'Neil on Dharma & Greg
Samantha Mathis
12-May-1970   Jack and Sarah
Andy Romano
15-Jun-1941   Beach Party
Christian Slater
18-Aug-1969   Kuffs, True Romance
Ahmet Zappa
15-May-1974   Son of Frank Zappa


Christian Slater   ...   Mark Hunter
Annie Ross   ...   Loretta Creswood
Andy Romano   ...   Murdock
Scott Paulin   ...   Brian Hunter
Mimi Kennedy   ...   Marla Hunter
Anthony Lucero   ...   Malcolm
Billy Morrissette   ...   Mazz Mazzilli
Robert Schenkkan   ...   David Deaver
Cheryl Pollak   ...   Paige
Ellen Greene   ...   Jan Emerson
And Introducing
Samantha Mathis   ...   Nora Diniro
Keith Stuart Thayer   ...   Luis Chavez
Jeff Chamberlain   ...   Mr. Woodward
Lala Sloatman   ...   Janie
Holly Sampson   ...   Cheryl
Annie Rusoff   ...   Annie
Jonathan Mazer   ...   Jonathan
Alex Enberg   ...   Alex
Ahmet Zappa   ...   Jamie
Seth Green   ...   Joey
Robert Gavin   ...   Doug
Dan Eisenstein   ...   Donald
Mark Ballou   ...   Eric
Daryl Sebert   ...   Cory
Gregg Daniel   ...   Teacher Moore
Marc Siegler   ...   Teacher Stern
Ariana Mohit   ...   Alissa
Jill Jaress   ...   Mrs. Kaiser
Nolan Hemmings   ...   Chip
Justin Hessling   ...   Holden Chu
Jay Lambert   ...   Gordon
Allan Kolman   ...   Postal Clerk
Clayton Landey   ...   Shep Sheppard
David McKnight   ...   Detective #1
Tony Auer   ...   Police Officer
Paulette Ballock   ...   Police Dispatcher
Robert Harvey   ...   Det. Denny
Matt McGrath   ...   Chris
Chris Jacobs   ...   Matt
Virginia Keehne   ...   Linda
Steve Archer   ...   Harry Video
Larry Clardy   ...   PTA Parent #1
John K. Shull   ...   PTA Parent #2
Lin Shaye   ...   PTA Parent #3
Michele Bernath   ...   PTA Parent #4
Stephen Duvall   ...   Reporter #1
Sherri Shaffner   ...   Reporter #2
Roger Scott   ...   TV Announcer #1
Gary Dubin   ...   TV Announcer #2
Nigel Gibbs   ...   Marshall
David Glasser   ...   Jack
James Hampton   ...   Watts
John Pinero   ...   Carlos Chavez
Juliet Landau   ...   Joni
Ed Trotta   ...   Gil
Kenny McMurphy   ...   Mick
Roger Scott   ...   Crispin


Review by Meredith Singleton Hopson (posted on 18-Feb-2005)

I absolutely loved this movie. It is very thought provoking, emotional, enthralling, very unique... I could go on forever. This is the only Christian Slater movie I thought where he made his mark. The casting was excellent. Everyone had so much chemistry. I watch this movie at least once a week if not two. It gets my mind to start working. I think it is very philosophical, in a existential way. "Happy Harry Hard On," is a character for the ages, timeless. Cynical and truthful, yet, I care so much about the character because I have been there, and I think a lot of us have and can relate. Everything being a true characterization of what the real world is about, smoke and mirrors, but Mark, Christian Slater, breaks down what is the real truth and that is heart warming. None of us in real life being able to be the true "Me." And this movie is about that, not being able to be ourselves because there is so much judgment we all have within ourselves, given our various narratives. The high school itself taking life of these teens a little too seriously when they are trying to find themselves, but only if they fit this certain criteria of "righteous human behavior." A movie that promotes freedom of expression, freedom of thought. I buy this movie every Christmas or whenever I meet someone I befriend with teenagers. I wished I was a teen when it had came out. But it spoke to me even though I was 25 when I first viewed it. I still enjoy it immensely when I see it. Every time I turn it on, it's the first time watching, though I know most of the lines. A must for anyone who enjoys excellent cinema.

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