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Radio Arrow (1998)

Radiofreccia (original title)
Looking back at stories and myths of an Italian small town in the mid-70s.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan 'Freccia' Benassi
Luciano Federico ...
Bruno Jori
Alessio Modica ...
Enrico Salimbeni ...
Francesco Guccini ...
Patrizia Piccinini ...
Madre di Ivan
Cristina Moglia ...
Cosima Coccheri ...
Ragazza della droga
Paolo Maria Scalondro ...
Little Taver ...
Manuel Maggioli ...
Paolo Cremonini ...
Ottorino Ferrari ...


Five friends Freccia, Bruno, Tito, Jena and Boris are very keen on music but they live in a little town in northern Italy and spend most of their days at the local bar. They decide to set up an independent radio which soon becomes the voice of a generation. When Freccia dies from an overdose the radio takes his name. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Release Date:

16 October 1998 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Radio Arrow  »

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ITL 5,000,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The actress playing bartender Adolfo's daughter for a few seconds at the end of the movie is his real life daughter. See more »


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Ho perso le parole
Written and performed by Luciano Ligabue
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Life for radio and radio for life
15 May 2003 | by (Bologna, Italy) – See all my reviews

Nice movie with a great soundtrack which spans through the rock landscape of the 70's and 80's. Radiofreccia describes a generation, it describes life in a small village near Correggio (hometown of Ligabue, the singer who wrote the book that inspired the movie), it describes life of young people and their problems relating to the world. It reminds of Trainspotting, with a bit of Italian touch.

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