The Captain himself, aw shucks. This here b-flick filmed in ’77 but released in ’79 qualifies as a rock n roll movie and includes non other than the legendary Jim Ladd as well as some great LA locations. The story is simple- boy starts pirate radio station in his customized van back in the height of the whole customized van thing. It has some of the worst acting you’ll ever see, right up there with In Hot Pursuit and Country Blue…The Horror!! Using my Pinewoods Rating System, I wouldn’t say the film’s a total loser, worth at least one watch, let’s call it One & 1/2 Pinewood.

On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)

By Richard Winters My Rating: 2 out of 10 4-Word Review: A renegade radio station. When high school teen Ziggy (Tracy Sebastian) finds himself fired from a radio station he decides to get revenge by setting up his van with equipment that will allow him to broadcast his own pirate radio station from it.


Every 70s Movie: On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)

Married filmmakers Beverly and Ferd Sebastian took a break from cranking out trashy exploitation flicks when they made On the Air Live with Captain Midnight, a lighthearted underdog story about a high-school kid who achieves notoriety by operating a pirate radio station out of his van while driving around Los Angeles and avoiding a dogged pursuer from the FCC.


Legendary DJ Jim Ladd ’79

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