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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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Mike
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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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Radio Flyer  »

Box Office

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 the boys are at the movies they are watching The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). These movies are 10 years apart. See more »

Quotes

Older Mike: From that moment on, I realized Bobby was my responsibility.
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A movie thats gets in your gut and makes your emotions pour out.
26 January 1999 | by (Medford, MA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I first started to hate it because of the violence of abuse, but what got to me, was the music of the movie, and the acting that went with it. I, admit, a dream about a talking buffalo was a little weird, but what got to me was the music through the dream, and the VERY COOL performances of Elijah Wood, as the confused brother, torn between about what he knows, and what he can not say. Promises not to say as a special PACT with his younger brother, who tells him not to say anything to the mother.. A BRILLANT DEBUT of Joseph Mazzello, who moves you with the music, as he see his destiny, before it happens, of getting away from the King, the Abuser, by building a airplane, out of a toy wagon. Let me tell, nothing gets you like the end of the movie, and the younger brother is ready to take off the flyer, they built. One brother gives his favorite jacket, as sign of love to remember him by. Out of *****, I give this movie a *****.


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