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Radio (2003)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  24 October 2003 (USA)
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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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Mary Helen
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Johnny
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Don
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Charles Garren ...
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Rebecca Koon ...
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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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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Радио  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Because the relationship between Radio and the town is ongoing (even up until the present day), the screenwriter choose to compress the highlights of the relationship to a one-year period. See more »

Goofs

When Coach Jones is talking to Radio about not being able to board the bus, it is raining, but in the background you can clearly see sunlight and shadows cast from the light. See more »

Quotes

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

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

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Referenced in The King of Queens: Mild Bunch (2007) See more »

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Be Thankful for What You Got
(1974)
Written and Performed by William DeVaughn
Courtesy of Wes Sky Industries Inc.
Under license from Celebrity Licensing
By Arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
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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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