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Pump Up the Volume Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Loretta Creswood

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Christian Slater is a shy and awkward high school student who starts up his own pirate radio station to vent his frustration at being at a new high school. The lovely Samantha Mathis stars as the vivacious Nora who tries to hunt down the man behind the voice on her radio. Mark Hunter (Slater) soon finds the popularity of his show skyrocketing. But when another student kills himself and Hunter's radio show is blamed, the principal cracks down severely and the student finds himself on the run from the government.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for free speech/press Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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