Pump Up the Volume


Pump Up the Volume Review

A teen anthem and guilty pleasure, the decidedly silly/ridiculous Pump Up the Volume was a reinvention of Christian Slater's Heathers performance and gave us an early Samantha Mathis as his semi-goth muse. Slater's "Hard Harry" runs a pirate radio station every night because he can't get up the nerve to actually talk to anyone in the real world. Harry feels that encouraging sedition and even suicide is good, sending the school into a full-blown panic. The evil school district and clueless dad feel otherwise. Will Harry get busted? It doesn't really matter in the end, but you'll get good vibes off the film as you fondly remember the stupid things you did as a teen.
Pump Up the Volume

Facts and Figures

Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 22nd August 1990

Box Office Worldwide: $11.5M

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: New Line Cinema, SC Entertainment


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Mark Hunter, as Loretta Creswood, as Brian Hunter, as Marla Hunter, as Murdock, as Luis Chavez, as Paige Woodward, as Mr. Woodward, as Nora Diniro, Lala Sloatman as Janie, Holly Sampson as Cheryl Biggs, as Joey, as David Deaver, as Jan Emerson, Anthony Lucero as Malcolm Kaiser, as Mazz Mazzilli, as Jamie, as Chris