FM (1978)

When the owners of a Los Angeles radio station become more interested in profits than people, its disgruntled disc jockeys stage a protest and broadcast their own program. This comedy, which debuted Martin Mull as a the crazy DJ Eric,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Dugan, who's heavily into the music biz, is against commercials on commercial radio (but since QSKY pumps out an endless stream of Ronstadt, the Eagles and Queen, wouldn't a few mindless jingles go unnoticed?)

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Embarrassing youth cult film, founded on the shaky premise that the staff of a "progressive" LA rock station have to fight their management for the right to play Olivia Newton-John.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Completely of its time.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

A preposterously self-serving variation on 1960's themes.

TV Guide

Mull, as a spaced-out DJ, steals the show, emanating energy with which neither the other actors nor the music can compete.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

It gets the standard rock-movie formula backwards by trying to base a revolution around some of the safest, least revolutionary music in the history of rock.

Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

FM, for all its ingratiating players, is an unredeemable mess that can't even make it to simplistic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
70's time capsule is chock full of fantastic music, the soundtrack is justly famous, and excellent actors. The basic story line is David vs. Goliath but is… More