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

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Mary Helen
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Johnny
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Tucker
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Bill Roberson ...
Del
Kenneth H. Callender ...
Don
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Irv the Cop
Charles Garren ...
Clive
Rebecca Koon ...
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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

Spanish moss can be seen hidden from the trees. This type of moss only occurs in the lower state (where filmed) not in the Anderson, SC area. See more »

Quotes

Radio: [holding pants up to the phone for approval] How dese ones, Co' Jones?
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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

Edited into Tosh.0: Life Savings for a Rasta Banana (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

We Can Work It Out
(1966)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A film with great realism.
27 September 2004 | by (Folsom, Ca) – See all my reviews

Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr. where cast perfectly in this film. It's a heart-warming story that reaffirms the belief that we can all make a difference if we just care. I think there was a lot of realism with the characters. The screenwriter didn't incorporate racism in the film in a way that most films do, which I thought created a more realistic story line.

Writers tend to inject incidents of racism in an attempt to create realism but usually go overboard.

There are so many towns like this one where people of different races live harmoniously. Ed Harris should have been nominated for an Academy Award because he was great as a leader and coach, realistic as a father and showed a warm caring side when helping Radio.


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