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Pump up the Volume

Pump up the Volume

Director: Allan Moyle Cast: Christian Slater
Christian Slater
, Samantha Mathis
Samantha Mathis
, Ellen Greene
Ellen Greene
Allan Moyle
Pump up the Volume

Pump up the Volume

Director: Allan Moyle Cast: Christian Slater
Christian Slater
, Samantha Mathis
Samantha Mathis
, Ellen Greene
Ellen Greene
Allan Moyle

Blu-ray (Subtitled / Full Frame)

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Teenage angst finds a new voice in this drama. By day, Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) is a quiet, studious student at an ordinary suburban high school in Arizona. But at night, Mark creeps down into his basement, fires up his pirate radio transmitter, and broadcasts to the community as Hard Harry, a sexually obsessed social commentator who passes along angry philosophy about the state of teenage life when not blasting punk rock or gangsta rap cuts. Hard Harry's sworn nemesis is high school principal Mrs. Cresswood (Annie Ross), who keeps SAT scores up at the expense of her students' dignity and individuality by eliminating "troublemakers" from the student body. Hard Harry's broadcasts, however, have become a rallying point for the school's misfit underclass, and Mrs. Cresswood is determined to track down the mystery student and bring him to justice (broadcasting without a license, he's not merely an annoyance, but a criminal). The war against Hard Harry intensifies when he broadcasts data from confidential school board reports; Mark's father is a school commissioner, but he has no idea what his son is doing in the basement. Meanwhile, Mark gains the attentions of Nora (Samantha Mathis), who has figured out who he becomes at night. More serious and intelligent than the average teen film, Pump Up the Volume was written and directed by Allan Moyle, who previously dealt with disaffected, music-obsessed teens in Times Square and would return to them with Empire Records.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2021
UPC: 0883929737116
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 15,124

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Slater Mark Hunter
Samantha Mathis Nora Diniro
Ellen Greene Jan Emerson
Scott Paulin Brian Hunter
Cheryl Pollak Paige
Andy Romano Murdock
Annie Ross Mrs. Loretta Creswood
Mimi Kennedy Martha Hunter
Mark Ballou Eric
Jill Jarres Actor
Lala Actor
Ahmet Zappa Jamie
Dan Eisenstein Donald
Nigel Gibbs Marshall
Seth Green Joey
James Hampton Watts
Clayton Landey Shep Sheppard
Judith Holstra Actor
Billy Morrissette Mazz Mazzilli
Lala Sloatman Janie
Jonathan Mazer Jonathan
Robert Schenkkan David Deaver
Allan Kolman Postal Clerk
David McKnight Detective #1
Tony Auer Police Officer
Robert Harvey Detective Denny
Matt McGrath Chris
Steve Archer Harry Video
Lin Shaye PTA Parent #3
Roger Scott TV Announcer #1 / Crispin
Gary Dubin TV Announcer #2
David C. Glasser Jack
Juliet Landau Teri
Marc Siegler Teacher Stern

Technical Credits
Allan Moyle Director,Screenwriter
Michael Abbott Costumes/Costume Designer
Larry Bock Editor
Bruce Bolander Production Designer
Wendy Greene Bricmont Editor
John H. Burrows Production Designer
Syd Cappe Executive Producer
Nicole Freegard Musical Direction/Supervision
Janet Grillo Associate Producer
Janice Hampton Editor
Rupert Harvey Co-producer
Kurt Hathaway Editor
Judith Holstra Casting
Ric Keeley Editor
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Walt Lloyd Cinematographer
Cliff Martinez Score Composer
Sara Risher Executive Producer
Sandy Stern Co-producer
Nicolas Stiliadis Executive Producer

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