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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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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,651,977 (USA)
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Elijah Wood and John Heard appeared with Macaulay Culkin in different films: Heard in Home Alone (1990), and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), and Wood in The Good Son (1993). Also, Thomas Ian Nicholas starred in Rookie of the Year (1993) with Daniel Stern, who played in the first two Home Alone movies as well. See more »

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(at around 11 mins) When Victor tries to break into the clubhouse, he is wearing a dark blue shirt, but when Shane rips the leg of his jeans chasing him over the fence, he is wearing a gray patterned shirt. See more »

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Older Mike: From that moment on, I realized Bobby was my responsibility.
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Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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An intriguing movie with an unexpected ending.
24 January 2000 | by (Indianapolis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I rented the movie and liked it so much that I bought it. Elijah Wood (Mikey) and Joseph Mazello (Bobby) are outstanding as the two boys. Their new stepfather physically abuses Bobby. The abuse is implied, for the most part, not seen, and roused a lot of passion in me to help abused children. There is a magical quality to the movie as the boys' imagination helps them find a way to deal with the abuse. You have to try to understand the story from a child's point of view. I'm still thinking about the ending. I've watched the movie 3 or 4 times and each time I think of possible new meanings. I'm not sure exactly what Richard Donner intended me to think, but this is an excellent film! Joseph Mazello and Elijah Wood will make you go hug your kids.


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