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"Pump Up the Volume" Is a Youth Anthem Antidote to the Teen Comedy

Film critic Stephen Schiff has no taste for the high school movies that proliferated in the 1980s. But he likes films that celebrate youthful energy and rebellion against authority, like Pump Up the Volume. The movie, about a teenage radio DJ, features an excellent performance by star Christian Slater.

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Other segments from the episode on September 7, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 7, 1990: Interview with Albie Sachs; Commentary on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees; Interview with Greg Ford and Hal Willner; Review of the film "Pump Up…

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