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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
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Burglar
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Burglar
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'Guess That Tune' Host
Martin Rosenblatt ...
Mr. Needleman
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Mrs. Needleman
Danielle Ferland ...
Child Star
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Tess, the mother
Julie Kurnitz ...
Irene
David Warrilow ...
Roger
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Masked Avenger
Mick Murray ...
Avenger Crook (as Michael Murray)
William Flanagan ...
Avenger Announcer
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Joe
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Martin, the father
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Abe
Renée Lippin ...
Ceil (as Renee Lippin)
William Magerman ...
Grandpa
Leah Carrey ...
Grandma
Joy Newman ...
Ruthie
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Mr. Waldbaum
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Mrs. Waldbaum
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Bea
Fletcher Farrow Previn ...
Andrew
Oliver Block ...
Nick
Maurice Toueg ...
Dave
Sal Tuminello ...
Burt
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Evelyn Goorwitz
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'Show & Tell' Teacher
David Mosberg ...
Arnold
Ross Morgenstern ...
Ross
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Rabbi Baumel
Andrew B. Clark ...
Sidney Manulis (as Andrew Clark)
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Sally White
Lee Erwin ...
Roller Rink Organist
Roger Hammer ...
Richard
Terry Lee Swarts ...
Nightclub Customer
Margaret Thomson ...
Nightclub Customer
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Latin Bandleader
Denise Dumont ...
Latin singer 'Tico-Tico no Fubá' (as Denise Dummont)
Dimitri Vassilopoulos ...
Perfirio
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Communist Neighbor
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Communist's Daughter
Belle Berger ...
Mrs. Silverman
Guy Le Bow ...
Bill Kern
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Kirby Kyle
Stanley Burns ...
Ventriloquist (as Stan Burns)
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Crooner
Peter Lombard ...
Abercrombie Host
Martin Sharman ...
Mr. Abercrombie (as Martin Sherman)
Crystal Field ...
Abercrombie Couple
Maurice Shrog ...
Abercrombie Couple
Marc Colner ...
Whiz Kid
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Teacher with Carrot
Joel Eidelsberg ...
Mr. Zipsky
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Rocco
Peter Castellotti ...
Mr. Davis
Gina DeAngeles ...
Rocco's Mother (as Gina DeAngelis)
Shelley Delaney ...
Chekhov Actress
Dwight Weist ...
Pearl Harbor Announcer
Ken Levinsky ...
USO Musician
Ray Marchica ...
USO Musician
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Biff Baxter
J.R. Horne ...
Biff Announcer
Kuno Sponholz ...
German
Henry Yuk ...
Japanese
Sydney Blake ...
Miss Gordon (as Sydney A. Blake)
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Radio Singer (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
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Fred
Henry Cowen ...
Principal
Philip Shultz ...
Whistler
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Ad Man
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Ad Man
Greg Gerard ...
Songwriter
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Director
Ira Wheeler ...
Sponsor
Hannah Rabinowitz ...
Sponsor's Wife
Edward S. Kotkin ...
Diction Teacher
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Diction Student
J.E. Beaucaire ...
Diction Student (as Jaqui Safra)
Paul Berman ...
'Gay White Way' Announcer
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Sy
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'Silver Dollar' Emcee
Barbara Gallo ...
Dance Palace Musician
Jane Jarvis ...
Dance Palace Musician
Liz Vochecowizc ...
Dance Palace Musician
Ivan Kronenfeld ...
On-the-Spot Newsman
Frank O'Brien ...
Fireman
Yolanda Childress ...
Polly's Mother
Artie Butler ...
New Year's Bandleader
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New Year's Singer
Gregg Almquist ...
Radio Voice (voice)
Jackson Beck ...
Radio Voice (voice)
Wendell Craig ...
Radio Voice (voice)
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Radio Voice (as W.H. Macy)
Ken Roberts ...
Radio Voice (voice)
Norman Rose ...
Radio Voice (voice)
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Radio Voice (voice)
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Crying Woman (uncredited)
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Joe, the Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Bonnie Lee Bakley ...
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Silver Dollar Assistant (uncredited)
Stan Burns ...
Ventriloquist (uncredited)
Kitty Felde ...
Mrs. Riley (uncredited)
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Young Sailors Wife (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
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Radio Actor (uncredited)
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Guess That Tune Trumpet Player in Band (uncredited)
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Bradley (uncredited)
Scott Meyer ...
Classroom student (uncredited)
Mark Patterson ...
Nightclub Orchestra Trombonist (uncredited)
Maurice Peress ...
Conductor in 'Guess That Tune' Scene (uncredited)
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Counter Girl (uncredited)
Tommy Roeder ...
Gym Trainer (uncredited)
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Rita (uncredited)
Christine Scheier ...
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Girl at the Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Woody Allen

Written by

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Woody Allen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robert Greenhut ... producer
Charles H. Joffe ... executive producer
Jack Rollins ... executive producer
Gail Sicilia ... associate producer
Ezra Swerdlow ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Carlo Di Palma ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Susan E. Morse

Editorial Department

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Marty Levenstein ... assistant film editor (as Martin Levenstein)
Jon Neuburger ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Juliet Taylor

Production Design by

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Santo Loquasto

Art Direction by

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Speed Hopkins

Set Decoration by

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Leslie Bloom ... (as Les Bloom)
Carol Joffe
George DeTitta Jr. ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Jeffrey Kurland

Makeup Department

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Fern Buchner ... makeup designer
Romaine Greene ... hair designer

Production Management

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Timothy M. Bourne ... assistant production manager
Thomas A. Reilly ... production manager (as Thomas Reilly)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Judy Ferguson ... dga trainee
Ken Ornstein ... second assistant director
Ezra Swerdlow ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Dan Davis ... assistant art director
Randall Drake ... assistant art director
W. Steven Graham ... assistant art director
Glenn Lloyd ... art department research
James Mazzola ... property master
Arne Olsen ... chief construction grip
Ron Petagna ... construction coordinator
Steve Saklad ... assistant art director
Cliff Schorr ... standby scenic artist
Michael Smith ... assistant art director
James Sorice ... master scenic artist
Tom Warren ... assistant art director
Dave Weinman ... set dresser
Joseph Alfieri ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Amy Briamonte ... apprentice sound editor
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer: Sound One Corp.
Frank Graziadei ... sound recordist
Robert Hein ... supervising sound editor (as Bob Hein)
Frank Kern ... assistant sound editor
Barbara Minor ... assistant sound editor
Michael Moyse ... sound editor
James Sabat ... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat ... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ronald Burke ... dolly grip
Liz Dubelman ... camera trainee
Michael Green ... assistant cameraperson
Brian Hamill ... still photographer
Jay Levy ... second assistant cameraperson
Jim Manzione ... best boy
Dick Mingalone ... camera operator
Ray Quinlan ... gaffer
Robert Ward ... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Craig DiBona ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ellen Lewis ... casting associate
Todd Thaler ... additional casting (as Todd M. Thaler)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bill Christians ... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Patricia Eiben ... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Jessica Fasman ... costume assistant
Lauren Gibson ... costume assistant
Deborah Lancaster ... costume assistant
Judianna Makovsky ... assistant costume designer (as Judiana Makovsky)
Alvin Perry ... costume assistant
Mark Burchard ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard Baratta ... location scout
Nicholas Bernstein ... location scout
James A. Davis ... location scout (as James Davis)
Barbara Heller ... location scout
Tom Paolucci ... location scout
Gilbert S. Williams ... location scout
Ed Montalvo ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Diane Andolsek ... assistant engineer
Janet Frank ... vocal coach: Ms. Farrow & Ms. Keaton
Dick Hyman ... music supervision
Walt Levinsky ... music recording supervisor
Joe Malin ... musicians coordinator
Sam Parkins ... music recording supervisor
Roy B. Yokelson ... music recording engineer

Transportation Department

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Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy ... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kay Chapin ... script supervisor
Claudette Didul ... production staff
Judie Fixler ... production staff
Barbara Green ... production staff
Joseph Hartwick ... production associate
Amy Herman ... assistant production coordinator
Peter Lombardi ... production auditor
Jane Read Martin ... assistant: to Mr. Allen
Douglas S. Ornstein ... production staff (as Doug Ornstein)
Richard Patrick ... production staff
Helen Robin ... production coordinator
Tracy Robin ... production staff
Steve Rose ... studio manager
Drew Ann Rosenberg ... production staff (as Drew Rosenberg)
Larry Rudolph ... production staff
Angela Salgado ... production staff
Scott Schaffer ... production staff
Jay Scherick ... production staff
Jordan Thaler ... production staff
Carl Turnquest Jr. ... projectionist

Thanks

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Donald Saddler ... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
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Plot Summary

Woody Allen's sentimental reminiscence about the golden age of radio. A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the life of a working class family in Rockaway Beach, NY circa 1942. Written by Scott Renshaw

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Also Known As
  • Días de radio (Spain)
  • Dies de ràdio (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Эпоха радио (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Meres radiofonou (Greece)
  • Zlote czasy radia (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,522,423, 01 Feb 1987

Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene where Joe sees a German U Boat at the beach has some basis in fact. Some U Boats were sent to America on secret missions, and had to enter New York harbor by entering through the Rockaway inlets to get into Lower New York bay. See more »
Goofs The song sung by Frank Sinatra on screen in the scene at Radio City Music Hall, "If You Are But a Dream," [written by Moe Jaffe (my father), Nat Bonx, and Jack Fulton], was published in 1942, after the supposed date of the event portrayed. Additionally, the particular recording used in the film dates from 1944. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Radio Days/Critical Condition/Outrageous Fortune/Restless Natives (1987). See more »
Soundtracks The Flight of the Bumblebee See more »
Quotes [Last lines]
Narrator: I never forgot that New Year's Eve when Aunt Bea awakened me to watch 1944 come in. I've never forgotten any of those people or any of the voices we would hear on the radio. Though the truth is, with the passing of each New Year's Eve, those voices do seem to grow dimmer and dimmer.
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