|Christian Slater||Mark Hunter (Hard Harry)|
|Samantha Mathis||Nora Diniro|
|Ellen Greene||Jan Emerson|
|Scott Paulin||Brian Hunter|
|Cheryl Pollak||Paige Woodward|
|Mimi Kennedy||Marla Hunter|
|Annie Ross||Loretta Creswood|
In Arizona, an introverted and insightful teenager, Mark Hunter, finds an outlet for his viewpoints through a shortwave radio. Broadcasting as ''Hard Harry,'' Hunter uses his pirate radio show to rant against the injustices and hypocrisies taking place in the area, and in society in general. Hunter conceals his off-air identity, but a determined student discovers the truth, while Principal Creswood seeks to shut down Hunter once and for all.