• Publication date: October 11, 2012

Pump Up The Volume

Mark Hunter is a rebellious teenager who has just moved from Arizona to the East Coast. In his new school the Principal is keen on improving the school's SAT scores at the expense of the students; by expelling those who don't live up to her expectations. Mark uses the radio his dad gave him to start a pirate radio, where he uses the nom de plume of Hard Harry to criticize the principal and the happenings at school. Don't miss this cult classic!

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1990

MBC 2:

October 29, 2012 05:00 (KSA) ~ October 29, 2012 04:00 (CLT)

Probably the vehicle that launched Slater to stardom, Pump Up the Volume is his What's Eating Gilbert Grape- only it's much cooler. Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) is a rebellious teenager who has just moved from Arizona to the East Coast. In his new school the principal Ms. Cresswood (Annie Ross) is keen on improving the school's SAT scores at the expense of the students; by expelling those who don't live up to her expectations.

Mark uses the radio his dad gave him to start a pirate radio, where he uses the nom de plume of 'Hard Harry' to criticize the principal and the happenings at school. Yet the war against exposing Harry intensifies once he publishes confidential reports from the school board; exposing the true direction the principal is promoting. And as he starts an uproar amongst the students, the principal aided by the police are trying their best to expose which student is Hard Harry. Don't miss this cult classic!

Starring:

  • Christian Slater
  • Samantha Mathis
  • Mimi Kennedy
  • Scott Paulin
  • Annie Ross

 

Directed by:  Allan Moyle

Rating:  R for language and mature thematic elements.