Airheads (1994)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Showbiz Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Aug 5, 1994 (USA)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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After the cult hit Heathers, Michael Lehmann was hired to make Hudson Hawk. That infamous turkey bombed so spectacularly that it was another three years before Lehmann could follow it up. Airheads feels like the work of a man learning to direct all over again, and protecting himself by organizing a dependable cast. Although the screenplay is not nearly as smart or funny as it could be, the film is full of actors who put just enough of a spin on the material to give it some life. Steve Buscemi, Joe Mantegna, and even Adam Sandler are given enough space to get whatever laughs they can from the limited material, and Brendan Fraser holds it all together just enough by giving one of his typically dependable (if less than inspired) performances. Given the script, Lehmann and his cast make Airheads about as good as it could possibly be.