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Radio Flyer (1992)

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

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Mary
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Daugherty
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The King
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Bobby
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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
Kaylan Romero ...
Jesus Hernandez
Abraham Verduzco ...
Carlos Hernandez
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Big Raymond
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Storyline

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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radio flyer | boy | childhood | garage | bully | See more »

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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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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The sacking of original director David M. Evans, replacing him with Richard Donner, and later re-shoots following test screenings meant that this modest little film's budget jumped from $15 million to $30 million. See more »

Goofs

(at around 36 mins) When The King finds the electric cord inside the oven he closes the door after pulling it out. When they show it again as he grabs his beer, the door is open again. See more »

Quotes

Boy #1: Dad, he promised to let me play with it, now he says he didn't and he won't.
Older Mike: Did you promise?
[other son nods]
Older Mike: Well, you can't just say, "I promise," then forget about it. "I promise" are the most important words you'll ever say... well almost the most important words you'll ever say.
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Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Wonderful movie based on dark reality that many experience
30 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply an amazing bittersweet movie that portrays a side of life often skipped over in feel good movies. I saw this as a child and came back to it very recently and fell in love again.

As a child it sparked my interest purely for the building of a plane, as an adult it captured me in the dark world and a young mans escape from that world.

The portrayal of the King was great, the camera style chosen with low shots and shots focusing on actions and hand movements was I thought well done, I personally can not recall anything quite done in that style and adds to the character and portrays him as a force almost not human (which may not be far from reality) it makes for interesting developments

Worth a watch any day


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