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This is the greatest movie about radio that I have ever had the pleasure of watching. It is the story of what can and does happen when changes are made to the script just before air time and while on the air. How the story gets wildly out of control and how sound effects are created, on the spot, by an ex-sound effects man who is now the security guard for the radio station. If you like radio as it once was, you will like this movie. It is a 1988 release with English subtitles, but don't let the fact that it has subtitles scare you away. They are in yellow and easy to read. As an added bonus one of the stars is Watanabe Ken who was nominated for a best supporting acting award for the movie "The Last Samurai."
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