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Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Jesus Hernandez
Abraham Verduzco ...
Carlos Hernandez
T.J. Evans ...
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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,651,977 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Baldwin has stated he will never do a role like The King ever again. See more »

Goofs

(At 104:24) As Mikey runs toward their mailbox when the postcard has arrived, the flag is up on the mailbox's right side, but as he opens its door, the shot switches to a closeup showing the flag down and on the mailbox's left side. See more »

Quotes

Older Mike: From that moment on, I realized Bobby was my responsibility.
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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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Loved this movie!
26 November 2002 | by (Riverdale, GA) – See all my reviews

I know some people will watch this movie and wonder what the ending meant(as I did), but in all this movie was great. This is the type of movie that takes you back to your childhood (the good parts). After watching this movie, I just wanted to go back to the age of 10 and run around with my friends all summer long. This story is one that can make you smile because of the fun the boys share and make you feel sad for the troubles they go through.

I really enjoyed this film and think many others will too. The boys who played Mike and Bobby are wonderful in their roles. You really feel for them and they can make you smile at their cuteness. I recommend this movie to anyone, especially Elijah Wood fans. Give it at least one view and find out for yourself.


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