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30th Anniversary: Pump Up The Volume

August 25, 2020

"Pump up the Volume" rolled into theaters in August of 1990.  Showcasing the talents of Christian  Slater and introducing the cinema world to newcomer Samantha Mathis, the movie touched on what it was like to be a teenager at the time. @chadsmart was 16 when the movie was available on VHS. Watching the movie for the first time, Chad connected to the film on a level only "Star Wars" had reached.

In this episode, Chad is joined by film reviewer Matt Huntley to discuss why the movie resonated with him 30 years ago and why he still feels a connection today.  They break the film down and touch on the themes that are just as relevant today in an age when it's easier to "talk hard."

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