The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

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Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community. Written by Anonymous

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His courage made them champions.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Радио  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,303,724 (USA) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$52,277,485 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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Trivia

In 1976, the year the movie takes place, Harold Jones was the junior varsity football coach, not the varsity head coach. He would not become the varsity head coach until 1985. The varsity head coach at the time was Jim Fraser. See more »

Goofs

When Coach Jones arrives at the jail to pick up Radio, Radio turns and says "There's Coach!" and gestures at coach with his right hand, which is holding a sandwich. In the next shot, the sandwich is in Radio's lap in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: You want strawberry pie or apple pie?
Radio: I wan' both!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, clips show the real James Robert Kennedy at Hanna High School football games in the present day. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Boondocks: The New Black (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Land Of 1000 Dances
(1963)
Written by Chris Kenner
Performed by The Harrison High School Band
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Under license from Fox Music, Inc.
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GOOD MOVIE!
26 September 2004 | by (Worcester) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Radio and think it was one of the nicest movies I have seen. I think it a movie for everyone and teaches many lessons about life. I was also amazed to find out that the move was based on a real man. With all the tough road blocks Radio came across he continued to move forward even though the future was uncertain and he didn't have the mental capacity to understand much around him! I thought that Cuba Gooding Jr. played a tremendous role and should win an Oscar for this. I felt for him so much and it made me cry because of some of the hell he went through. I also thought Ed Harris played an incredible role as the coach. This movie really moved me and made my laugh, cry and ultimately feel good at the end! What a movie!


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