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Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 February 1992 (USA)
A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

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(as David M. Evans)
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Daugherty
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Geronimo Bill
Sean Baca ...
Fisher
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Older Fisher
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Chad (as Garette Ratliff)
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Ferdie
Noah Verduzco ...
Victor Hernandez
Isaac Ocampo ...
Jorge Hernandez
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Jesus Hernandez
Abraham Verduzco ...
Carlos Hernandez
T.J. Evans ...
Big Raymond
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A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, Mike decides to convert their toy trolley, the "Radio Flyer", into a plane to fly him to safety. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Somewhere inside every person...someplace inside every heart...is a power that turns fear into courage...and makes dreams take flight. ...Powered by imagination. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for theme (child abuse) and violence | See all certifications »

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21 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força da Ilusão  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,651,977 (USA)
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Trivia

The blue houses featured in the film are former Hamilton Air Force Base housing, and later sold to the Coast Guard for its housing. Residents of the housing referred to it as "Smurf Village." See more »

Goofs

When they take the Radio Flyer airplane to Fisher's gas station, Fisher fails to turn the crank on the right to reset the gallons/dollars digits. See more »

Quotes

Older Mike: History is all in the mind of the teller. Truth is all in the telling.
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Referenced in Tales from the Crypt: Undertaking Palor (1991) See more »

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Why Don't You Love Me
Written and Performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of Polygram Special Products, a division of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Clever idea
13 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

An imaginative film that opens the imagination of one soul. A young boy and his brother are having a tough life. They suffer an abusive, alcholic father as well as neighbourhood bullies with only their dependable dog as protection.

To escape their existance they build the 'Radio Flyer' a machine they believe will fly and protect them from their troubles.

Good acting and a clever concept will leave you feeling fulfilled however the ending is relatively far fetched.

A good movie.


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