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Zoo Radio (1990)

R | | Comedy | 11 July 1991 (USA)
Under the terms of their father's will, rival radio station managers Burt and John Powell must compete with each other for their inheritance. Burt's KLST and John's KWIN have six months to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Benjamin Martin ...
Billy Day
Doug Mears ...
Frank (as Douglas Mears)
Jennifer Dorian ...
Angie Powell
Chester Drawer (as Skylar Billing)
Tommy Fraser
Danny Lopez
Lily (as Julie Dee)
Cloyde Howard ...
Burt Powell
Jeffrey Culver ...
John Powell (as Jeff Culver)
Richard Lyonhart ...
Peter Straton (as Richard Alan King)
Christopher Halsted ...
Craig Wasserman
Terri Maze ...
Wendy Picolo (as Terra Maze)
Brandy Leigh ...
David Callen ...
Mr. Count


Under the terms of their father's will, rival radio station managers Burt and John Powell must compete with each other for their inheritance. Burt's KLST and John's KWIN have six months to build their ratings, with the winner getting the whole sixty million dollars. The KLST weirdos party on as the KWIN suits hatch schemes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex related material.




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11 July 1991 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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Credited director Jay Roach disowned the film after extensive tampering by producer 'Jesse Wells'. See more »

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No recommendation here except for the one who has seen it all
29 November 2003 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

KSLT radio station has lost most of its sponsors and is in danger of going off the air. Rival station KWIN ranks high in the Los Angeles area ratings and is going strong. If KSLT can beat KWIN in the ratings game, however, they will receive 60 million dollars. Needless to say, KSLT begins to pull out all of the stops to save the station. They hire a bizarre new disk jockey whose offbeat humor attracts new listeners. They also try innovative techniques such as advertising-free programming. Along the way, the behind the scenes station workers host parties, fall in love, torment their rivals, dabble in voodoo and more. Will the radio station fold?

This indie movie with no major stars has an off-the-wall humor that will be appreciated by some viewers and that may repel others. The acting is run-of-the-mill and the film design is nothing to write home about, either. In fact, there's nothing about this movie that deserves a recommendation. Yet, for those viewers who have a yen to see movies that are not widely known, this one might suffice for an afternoon of diversion.

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