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

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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,379 (South Africa) (21 May 2004)

Gross:

$34,379 (South Africa) (21 May 2004)
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Coach Jones drives a 1979 Ford F-150 Custom pickup, in 1976. See more »

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Linda: It's never a mistake to care for someone. That's *always* a good thing!
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Special thanks to The People of Walterboro, S.C. ... The People of Anderson, S.C. See more »

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Eyes of the Heart (Radio's Song)
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Written by James Horner, India.Arie, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Big Jim Wright (as "Big Jim" Wright), and Obatalye Samuel
Produced by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Big Jim Wright (as "Big Jim" Wright)
Performed by India.Arie
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Radio Is The Real Deal!!!
5 April 2005 | by (houston, tx) – See all my reviews

EXCUSE ME!!! HellOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! CUBA GOODING,Jr. Should Have Won An Oscar For His Portrayal In This Film!!! He WAS the film! While the film may be lacking in some areas, Cuba was awesome... and for me, this is the best role that he has ever played! The scene in the movie where he finds out that his mother has died made me break down and cry IN THE THEATER!! I guess I could really relate to this film because I saw the same treatment of people just like that at my own school growing up... what a tragedy! Getting to see the "real" Radio and coach at the end of the movie was really special too! If you can watch this movie and not be moved to tears, you need a heart check! If you liked "Simon Birch" and "The Mighty", you'll love "Radio" too! I wish they made more movies like this...Radio is the Real Deal!


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