Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

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Tara / Radio Rebel
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Audrey
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Gavin
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Gabe
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Stacy
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Kim
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Barry
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Larry
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Principal Moreno
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Rob
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Delilah
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Cami Q
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Mrs. Brower (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
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Janitor Margowsky
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Neckbrace Girl
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High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that headset in her room and does her daily podcast, she becomes a confident, outspoken, inspiring, anonymous voice on the airwaves. When her stepfather, the owner/producer guy at SLAM radio, finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel, Tara gets to move from her bedroom to a sound studio to do live shows for SLAM. Everything is the perfect amount of chaos until Principal Moreno, whose only goal in life seems to be to destroy others, cancels Prom and all the students blame Rebel. Written by Bex

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Can the girl who never speaks... Become the voice of a generation?

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Based on the novel Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph See more »

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Tara, who is portrayed by Debby Ryan, is characteristically a redhead. However, her hair changes from brown to red throughout the movie. See more »

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[Tara meets up with Gavin after his performance]
Tara Adams: I don't know which is more amazing, that song, or the fact that you're 'Turkey-on-Rye'.
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Spoofs Spartacus (1960) See more »

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Written by Colin MacDonald, John-Angus MacDonald, Jack Syperek and Gordie Johnson
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
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Worth it.
27 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

So, I don't know why everyone is hating on this movie. To all of you that says this is a remake of PUTV, it's still worth watching because this is more modernized. In fact, it's better for the kids of this century to watch because they'll actually understand it and relate to it. So don't be hating!

The storyline, characters, actors and the message is great. In fact, the messages (note the plural) are inspiring. All kids should watch this!

Radio Rebel is definitely one of the better Disney films out there and it's worth a watch. I think I said this a million times already, but WORTH A LOOK AT! I personally loved it.


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