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George Lucas has stated that the two main characters, Roger and Penny Henderson, are actually the parents of Richard Dreyfuss' character from American Graffiti (1973); making this film a bit of a semi-prequel.
Anita Morris died shortly after the filming of this movie, and the film is dedicated to her memory.
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The 1974 Universal Studios annual report contained an advertisement for "Radioland Murders" as being in preparation. The ad gives the credits as "screenplay by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz" "Produced by Gary Kurtz" and "Directed by George Lucas".
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While prominently billed, George Burns is only in the film for a little over a minute. He also only had three scripted lines. The rest of his dialogue came from a previous performance in "An Evening With George Burns".
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Rosemary Clooney's final feature film appearance.
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Many of the sets, including the exterior of the broadcast building, many of the interior walls, and a biplane buzzing a signal tower, were computer generated.
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The musician who does all the music for WKB is based on Spike Jones, including his trademark checkered suit. The film's credits thank the Estate of Spike Jones.
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Final film appearance of George Burns.
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In the long shots of Milt Lackey, a double was used to stand in for the ninety-seven-year-old George Burns.
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During a February 1995 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Corbin Bernsen (Dexter Morris) admitted that this is the only film he's left the theater during the middle, and was persuaded to by his family, who was also in attendance.
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Composer Joel McNeely also provided the music for all the advertising jingles heard in the film, with lyrics by Jonathan Hales.
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In the background of one scene, you can barely hear an opera singer performing. Her voice (they never show the singer in the movie) is from the soundtrack to the movie Amadeus (1984).
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After Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was released, the film was announced in 1978 as "'George Lucas' next movie". Steve Martin was said to have accepted a role.
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All of Christopher Lloyd's scenes were filmed in one day.
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Penny's (Mary Stuart Masterson's) costume throughout the film, once she removes the jacket from the opening scenes, is a copy of the costume Katharine Hepburn wore in the final scene of Woman of the Year (1942), complete with falling shoulder straps on the jumper.
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Went straight to video in the UK.
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The only time Mel Smith worked with George Lucas.
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After Dexter (Corbin Bernsen) is killed, a replacement named Tom McCallum (Jim McKeny) is hired. This character is named after Producer Rick McCallum.
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