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Radio Flyer -- A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.
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Writer (WGA):
David M. Evans (written by)
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Release Date:
21 February 1992 (USA) See more »
Somewhere inside every person...someplace inside every a power that turns fear into courage...and makes dreams take flight. ...Powered by imagination. See more »
A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An intriguing movie with an unexpected ending. See more (71 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lorraine Bracco ... Mary

John Heard ... Daugherty

Adam Baldwin ... The King

Elijah Wood ... Mike

Joseph Mazzello ... Bobby

Ben Johnson ... Geronimo Bill
Sean Baca ... Fisher

Robert Munic ... Older Fisher

Garette Ratliff Henson ... Chad (as Garette Ratliff)

Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Ferdie
Noah Verduzco ... Victor Hernandez
Isaac Ocampo ... Jorge Hernandez

Kaylan Romero ... Jesus Hernandez
Abraham Verduzco ... Carlos Hernandez
T.J. Evans ... Big Raymond
Victor DiMattia ... Little Raymond

Adam Hendershott ... Boy #1
Daniel Bieber ... Boy #2
Coleby Lombardo ... Fisher Friend #1

Mike Simmrin ... Fisher Friend #2

Elden Henson ... Fisher Friend #3 (as Elden Ratliff)
Lennard Camarillo ... Fisher Friend #4
Lois Foraker ... Aunt
William J. Bonnel ... Uncle
Henry LaPlante ... Priest
Steve Kahan ... Coffee Shop Manager (as Stephen Kahan)
Steven Anthony Jones ... Postman
Paul Tuerpe ... Market Cashier (as Paul Tuerpé)

Scott Nimerfro ... Golfer (as Scott Lloyd Nimerfro)
Reye Reed ... Restaurant Patron
Susan Gale Linn ... Waitress at Coffee Shop
Dawan Scott ... Bigfoot
James Oliver ... Gas Station Attendant
Michael Maiello ... Gas Station Patron
Hattie Schwartzberg ... Ticket Taker #1
Joan Hyman ... Ticket Taker #2
John Mazzello ... School Boy

Hannah Wood ... School Girl
James W. Gavin ... Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Hanks ... Older Mike (uncredited)

Rob Harris ... Traffic Director (uncredited)
Jane Nuttycombe ... Zombie girl (uncredited)
Daniel Trimble ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Scott Trimble ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Donner 
David M. Evans (uncredited)
Writing credits
David M. Evans (written by)

Produced by
Rick Bieber .... executive producer
Dale De La Torre .... co-producer (as Dale R. de la Torre)
Michael Douglas .... executive producer
David M. Evans .... executive producer
Jennie Lew Tugend .... co-producer
Peter McAlevey .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer
Richard Solomon .... co-executive producer
Jim Van Wyck .... co-producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
Dallas Puett 
Casting by
Mike Fenton  (as Michael Fenton)
Valorie Massalas 
Judy Taylor 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
Art Direction by
David F. Klassen 
Set Decoration by
Michael Taylor 
Costume Design by
April Ferry 
Makeup Department
Steven E. Anderson .... key makeup artist
Catherine Childers .... hair stylist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... special makeup effects artist
Melanie Levitt .... makeup department head
Lisa Rocco .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Sue Baden-Powell .... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Lawrence .... second assistant director: second unit
Peter MacDonald .... second unit director
John G. Scotti .... second assistant director: second unit
Alisa Statman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Paul Ford .... set dresser
Thomas Hazlett .... construction coordinator
Kevin Mangan .... greensman
Hank Mayo .... concept designer
Hank Mayo .... storyboard artist
Erik L. Nelson .... property master
Paul Sonski .... set designer
John Villarino .... construction coordinator
Mike Villarino .... construction general foreman
J. Michael Davis .... assistant greensman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bub Asman .... sound effects editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Jay Dranch .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Richard Friedman .... adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... sound
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
Jim Hilton .... adr mixer
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Robert Jackson .... boom operator
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer (as Ronald Judkins)
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Walter Newman .... sound editor
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley supervisor
Corinne Sessarego .... adr editor
James Simcik .... adr editor
Ronald Sinclair .... adr editor (as Ron Sinclair)
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Ed Golya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jim Hilton .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tamar Dick .... special makeup effects artist
Richard L. Hill .... special effects crew
Guy Himber .... creature shop mechanical supervisor
Guy Himber .... puppeteer
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects
Rick Lazzarini .... animatronic buffalo
Tom Martinek .... motion control assistant: Apogee
Scott Oshita .... animatronics
Scott Oshita .... machinist
Russell Shinkle .... animatronic creature effects
John Teska .... special creature effects
Kevin Yagher .... special creature effects
Gary Zink .... special effects
Dan Frye .... special effects: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Shaun Smith .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Allen Blaisdell .... zoptic operator
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts
Harry Hauss .... stunts
Kanin Howell .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Matt Johnston .... stunts
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunt coordinator
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
John D. Sarviss .... stunts (as John Sarviss)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Jack Bauer .... best boy grip
Paul Caven .... electric best boy
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Martin Glover .... assistant camera
Don L. Henderson .... grip
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera
Frank Parrish .... additional second assistant
Dennis Seawright .... second assistant camera
Stephen St. John .... Steadicam operator
Bill Pelkey .... electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy Hayes .... casting: San Francisco
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Bulac .... specialty costumes
Editorial Department
David Mann .... assistant editor
Sati Tooray .... colorist
Glenn Richard Côté .... assistant to editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Paul Pav .... location manager
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Bruce Fowler .... additional orchestrator
Richard Harvey .... musician: panpipes
Laura Perlman .... music editor
Larry Rench .... orchestrator: additional
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
Other crew
Donnell Barnes .... studio teacher
Thomas Bianco .... production assistant
Matthew J. Birch .... production assistant
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
David Calvio .... effects artist: Kevin Yagher
Marty Elfalan .... assistant accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
James W. Gavin .... aircraft coordinator
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Amy Jackson .... production assistant
Larry Madrid .... animal trainer
Peter McManus .... first assistant accountant
Jason Roberts .... assistant: Richard Donner
Jay Newington .... production assistant: Sonora (uncredited)
Cynthia J. Parker .... craft service: second unit (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialogue coach (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for theme (child abuse) and violence
114 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | South Korea:All | Spain:13 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (uncut) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2006) (uncut) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #30744)

Did You Know?

The film's original ending featured a present-day coda where a now-adult Mike, played by Tom Hanks, takes his children to the National Air and Space Museum, where the Radio Flyer/Plane hybrid is displayed next to the Wright Brothers' flying machine. Test audiences were confused by this ending and re-shoots led to the modern day prologue and epilogue seen in the final film.See more »
Continuity: At the end of the movie when Mike talks about going to college, you can see the postcard that his brother sent him years ago. But as the postcard turns around, you can see that although the message is the same, its obviously not the same one in the previous scene. The original one (at 105:19), it is in black ink, has two circles and a square in the cancellation mark, has "jeronimo bill" split across two lines, and is signed "Boddy". At 105:29, it is in blue ink, has one circle and a square in the cancellation mark, has "jeronimo bill" on one line, and is signed "Bobby".See more »
Older Mike:We called him 'The king', because... that's what he liked to be called.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Spook Louder (1943)See more »
Why Don't You Love MeSee more »


What happens to the King?
Which actor in Hollywood played the King / Jack McKenzie?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An intriguing movie with an unexpected ending., 24 January 2000
Author: Chris Kelley ( from Indianapolis, Indiana

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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