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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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Shrinking Violet  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gavin Morgan: [describing Tara] She's the kind of girl who's not afraid to ask a dancing sandwich for help.
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Spoofs Spartacus (1960) See more »

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We So Fly
Performed by Mike Liorti
Written by Matthew Tishler and Andrew Ang
Produced by Matthew Tishler
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Great message and great plot
17 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

One of the best Disney movies out. Not a bad message to the viewers and it doesn't seem fake, like most of Disney's stuff. The message of being yourself, letting your voice be heard is something a lot of kids in the viewing audience needs to see and hear. Debby Ryan is amazing. I loved her in Jessie but she really shines in this movie. The Stacey character is bit annoying, and each "group" has an airhead best friend, that is getting really old but Disney has to have those ditsy characters to make it funny I guess. The story line goes along well with what is going in the world, with the protests. It really makes a stand on the whole 'fight the power' and 'sticj it to the man' concept. Let your voice be heard, right?


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