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Pump Up The Volume [DVD]

Christian Slater , Samantha Mathis , Allan Moyle    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Ellen Greene, Scott Paulin, Cheryl Pollack
  • Directors: Allan Moyle
  • Producers: Rupert Harvey, Sandy Stern
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Mar 2005
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007LEJJ0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,614 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Shy teenage new boy in town Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) becomes a self-appointed agony aunt and guru to his high school classmates when he sets up his own pirate radio station, operating anonymously as Hard Harry. The station is an immediate hit, but Mark finds himself under threat from the authorities after he exposes the corrupt school principal on air.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great reminder of teen-years 16 Aug 2005
By anjuli
I saw this movie when i was a young teen and it captures it, all the feelings the will to rage against the machine. Slater is great, specially in monologues. And big plus: the soundtrack is amazing, it's really ecclectic and the song of Cohen "everybody know" is now one of my favourite's.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truely Moving Movie 18 April 2005
I first watched this movie when I just started my teenage years, it spoke to me then and, as a 21yr old, it still speaks to me. It captures the angst and confusion any teenager goes through perfectly. It also points out what's wrong with the world and what was true then, still is now. In my opinion you could release this movie once every ten years and it would still be current.
Christian Slater is fantastic in the lead role playing Mark Slater and his alter-ego Happy Harry, the pirate radio DJ. Slater himself says it is one of his favourite roles he's played; less to say he plays the angsty/dark teen very well. Samantha Mathis captures her character perfectly and, if you look hard enough you'll capture a glimpse of a seriously young Seth Green.
This is a great movie and always watchable, in all honestly it's a movie that will never age. It's a movie anyone can watch and as a teen I found it helpful and very enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teen angst at its best 4 Jun 2009
Like the other reviewers I first saw this movie when I was a teenager and thought it was great. Now I still think it is great and I can thank the soundtrack for first introducing me to alternative music. This movie is really a teen movie but can be enjoyed by anyone who likes music, free speech and rocking the boat a bit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars top movie 21 Feb 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Watched this movie when it was first released and it's a classic recommend to any slater fans out there top movie takes me back to my younger days
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see!! 31 Dec 2013
By clio
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This film is one that everyone should watch. A true classic now. Great soundtrack too.
It will have you wanting to rush out and set up your own pirate radio station, or whatever the modern equivalent would be!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great dvd 4 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
bought this as we used to own it on vhs but wanted it on dvd as me and my dad love this film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Film of my Childhood 10 Mar 2013
I recently remembered this movie as something I adored when I was a young teen. As always I still love the movie, Young!Christian Slater was excellent. The DVD arrived promptly and in perfect condition. I have absolutely no qualms about ordering from them again. Great service.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!
This was the first film I watched with Christian Slater. I fell in love with him after this film. I could not find it anywhere, then stumbled upon it here. I was in delight. Read more
Published on 17 July 2012 by Sam
1.0 out of 5 stars What the Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great film, but Dutch subtitles and I was unable to turn them off as no dvd menu!!!!!!!! More like a copied dvd!!
Published on 9 April 2011 by Kenneth J. Carlson
4.0 out of 5 stars great film
This is a great film, have not seen it for years but always sticks out in my memory, i snapped it up when i it became available through AMAZON great purchase
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by scotty
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't worry about the Korean
Decent movie as others have explained, but also just to say on the version I bought I had no problem turning off the Korean subtitles in the DVD sub-menus so I could view it... Read more
Published on 29 April 2010 by Ms. K. J. Hourd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cult movie
I saw this when I was in my teens and loved this film. I watched it again recently and I have to say it's one of my top tens. Christian Slater is a brilliant actor.
Published on 3 Jan 2008 by Ms. A. Nicolaou
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I remember watching this film when I was a teenager and loving it. I used to watch it over and over again. Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2007 by RM Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A good 90's school film
I love this film. I had a crush on Christain Slater and this part was written for him. He is superb and I highly recommend this film if you liked the 90's school type film, if not... Read more
Published on 10 April 2006 by Angela Wiltshire
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