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
Because the relationship between Radio and the town is ongoing (even up until the present day), the screenwriter chose to compress the highlights of the relationship to a one-year period. See more »
Throughout the movie, the footballs have a gold "Spalding" logo. Gold logos first appeared in the early 1990s, when Wilson put a gold imprint on its NFL balls. See more »
[at the final confrontation in the barbershop]
"... but the truth is,we're not the one been teachin' Radio, Radio's the one been teachin' us - cause the way he treats us all the time is the way we wish we treated each other even part of the time."
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During the end credits, clips show the real James Robert Kennedy at Hanna High School football games in the present day. See more »
This is one of the best films I have ever seen! How anyone can knock this movie just befuddles my imagination! First of all, Gooding's and Harris's performances were simply spectacular, especially Gooding. That is the only way I can describe the acting: spectacular! You have to imagine how difficult it would be to play a character like that and pull it off; then you see Gooding, and his performance was magical. As for the plot, since it was based on a true person, it goes where the lives of the characters go. For all the action buffs, it might be a little slow, but then it's not an action film. I definitely give this movie a 10. It deserves nothing less!
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