Pump Up the Volume

Movie • 1990 • Drama  

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Mark Hunter is an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to suburban Arizona from New York. Unbeknownst to his parents and peers, at 10pm each school night Mark takes to the shortwave radio in his basement and transforms into pirate DJ "Hard Harry". Mark's show, at once thoughtful and profane, becomes an underground hit with students at his high school, inspiring the wrath of his principal and the Federal Communications Commission [FCC].
This movie contains 2 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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There’s a kinda tense scene where the main character is holding a lizard kinda aggressively and it seems like he might hurt it but he doesn’t.
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Does an animal die?
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Does a pet die?
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Is a child abused?
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TheCassandraComplex
Some parental neglect and implied emotional abuse of teenagers.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Does someone vomit?
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Abuse
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Addiction
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Animal
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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No snakes but there is a lizard.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Bodily Harm
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
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A teenaged boy commits suicide. Not shown but discussed, including how he plans to do it,
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Family
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Does a parent die?
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Fear
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Are there ghosts?
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Gross
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Mental Health
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TheCassandraComplex
Teen suicide is a pretty major part of the story.
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Pregnancy
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Prejudice
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A gay teenager refers to himself as the f-slur. Something along the lines of “I know you think I’m just some f****t…”
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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Spoiler
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TheCassandraComplex
Wouldn’t say the ending is sad, but (SPOILERS) the main characters are arrested at the end… although they accomplished what they set out to accomplish and the movie definitely frames it as worth it.
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