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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 ...
Waitress
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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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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

Though the events in the movie take place in the Upstate region of South Carolina near the mountains, the football stadium in the movie is in Walterboro, in South Carolina's Lowcountry, near the coast. See more »

Goofs

During the last game of the season, the referee flags Coach Jones, then Radio, after throwing a flag for Pass Interference. Referees carry only 1 yellow flag, so he would've tossed his cap in the air for Radio's infraction. See more »

Quotes

Honeycutt: You gonna want something to wash it down with too? Root Beer, Coke?
Radio: [Low Voice] Coke.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to The People of Walterboro, S.C. ... The People of Anderson, S.C. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Eyes of the Heart (Radio's Song)
(2003)
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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Phenomenal
25 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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