In a town ruled by racial prejudice, only a boy had the courage to take a stand. Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman) and Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) head the ... See full summary »
Louis Gossett Jr.,
A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, Mike decides to convert their toy trolley, the "Radio Flyer", into a plane to fly him to safety.Written by
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The film's writer, David Mickey Evans, named his publishing company "Flying Wagon Books" as an obvious nod to this film. See more »
At the end of the movie when Mike talks about going to college, you can see the postcard that his brother sent him years ago. But as the postcard turns around, you can see that although the message is the same, its obviously not the same one in the previous scene. The original one (at 105:19), it is in black ink, has two circles and a square in the cancellation mark, has "jeronimo bill" split across two lines, and is signed "Boddy". At 105:29, it is in blue ink, has one circle and a square in the cancellation mark, has "jeronimo bill" on one line, and is signed "Bobby". See more »
He's coming back, Mike. It's not mom's fault, but he's coming back.
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An imaginative film that opens the imagination of one soul. A young boy and his brother are having a tough life. They suffer an abusive, alcholic father as well as neighbourhood bullies with only their dependable dog as protection.
To escape their existance they build the 'Radio Flyer' a machine they believe will fly and protect them from their troubles.
Good acting and a clever concept will leave you feeling fulfilled however the ending is relatively far fetched.
A good movie.
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