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

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21 February 1992 (USA)  »

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A Força da Ilusão  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,651,977 (USA)
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Trivia

The original script called for more fantasy sequences involving a worm man and zombies. These ideas were scrapped when Richard Donner replaced David M. Evans as the director. See more »

Goofs

When they first arrive to find that Bobby has flown away, the walkie talkie antennae is bent. When they show Mike and his mom it's straight again. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: He's coming back, Mike. It's not mom's fault, but he's coming back.
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Referenced in Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) See more »

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Lay, Lady, Lay
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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