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Radio Days (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 30 January 1987 (USA)
A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

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Martin Rosenblatt ...
Mr. Needleman
Helen Miller ...
Mrs. Needleman
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Julie Kurnitz ...
Irene
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Mick Murray ...
Avenger Crook (as Michael Murray)
William Flanagan ...
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Joe
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Abe
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Woody Allen's sentimental reminiscence about the golden age of radio. A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the life of a working class family in Rockaway Beach, NY circa 1942. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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30 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Días de radio  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,522,423 (USA) (1 February 1987)

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$14,792,779 (USA)
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Trivia

William H. Macy: As a Radio Actor. See more »

Goofs

The burglars turn on a radio and instantly hear sound, when the vacuum tubes should have taken longer to warm up. See more »

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Narrator: For some miraculous reason, it's a wonderful feeling having a teacher you've seen dance naked in front of a mirror.
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Spoofs The Stratton Story (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Double Dare You
(1937)
Music by Jimmy Eaton
Lyrics by Terry Shand
Performed by Larry Clinton on radio
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Like a Warm Coat on a Chilly Evening
26 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie shouts one word: WARMTH. The colors, the plot, the characters, they are all wonderfully warm.

I've watched this movie with senior citizens who were around in the forties. I once watched it with a Jewish guy who grew up on Long Island (albeit in the early 30's, not the 40's). All comments were the same: THIS was life in New York during wartime.

Vietnam was my war, so this era was a mystery to me. However, any time a genius like Woody Allen can create a film that not only makes me and my rowdy friends laugh, but gets guffaws from my dear old Mom as well, it deserves a little fanfare.

I didn't even mention the solid gold music.

See this film at once!


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