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A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

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Mary
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Daugherty
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The King
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Mike
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Bobby
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Geronimo Bill
Sean Baca ...
Fisher
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Older Fisher
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Chad (as Garette Ratliff)
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Ferdie
Noah Verduzco ...
Victor Hernandez
Isaac Ocampo ...
Jorge Hernandez
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Jesus Hernandez
Abraham Verduzco ...
Carlos Hernandez
T.J. Evans ...
Big Raymond
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Little Raymond
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Boy #1
Daniel Bieber ...
Boy #2
Coleby Lombardo ...
Fisher Friend #1
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Fisher Friend #2
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Fisher Friend #3 (as Elden Ratliff)
Lennard Camarillo ...
Fisher Friend #4
Lois Foraker ...
Aunt
William J. Bonnel ...
Uncle
Henry LaPlante ...
Priest
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Coffee Shop Manager (as Stephen Kahan)
Steven Anthony Jones ...
Postman
Paul Tuerpe ...
Market Cashier (as Paul Tuerpé)
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Golfer (as Scott Lloyd Nimerfro)
Reye Reed ...
Restaurant Patron
Susan Gale Linn ...
Waitress at Coffee Shop
Dawan Scott ...
Bigfoot
James Oliver ...
Gas Station Attendant
Michael Maiello ...
Gas Station Patron
Hattie Schwartzberg ...
Ticket Taker #1
Joan Hyman ...
Ticket Taker #2
John Mazzello ...
School Boy
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School Girl
James W. Gavin ...
Pilot
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Older Mike (uncredited)
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Traffic Director (uncredited)
Jane Nuttycombe ...
Zombie Girl (uncredited)
Daniel Trimble ...
Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
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Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Donner ... (directed by)
David Mickey Evans ... (uncredited)

Written by

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David Mickey Evans ... (written by) (as David M. Evans)

Produced by

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Rick Bieber ... executive producer
Dale De La Torre ... co-producer (as Dale R. de la Torre)
Michael Douglas ... executive producer
David Mickey Evans ... executive producer
Jennie Lew Tugend ... co-producer
Peter McAlevey ... co-executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner ... producer (produced by) (as Lauren Shuler-Donner)
Richard Solomon ... co-executive producer
Jim Van Wyck ... co-producer

Music by

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Hans Zimmer ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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László Kovács ... director of photography (as Laszlo Kovacs)

Film Editing by

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Stuart Baird ... (edited by)
Dallas Puett ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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David Mann ... assistant editor
Sati Tooray ... colorist
Glenn Richard Côté ... assistant to editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mike Fenton ... (as Michael Fenton)
Valorie Massalas
Judy Taylor

Production Design by

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J. Michael Riva

Art Direction by

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David F. Klassen

Set Decoration by

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Michael Taylor

Costume Design by

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April Ferry

Makeup Department

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Steven E. Anderson ... key makeup artist
Catherine Childers ... hair stylist
Joel Harlow ... special makeup effects artist
Eryn Krueger Mekash ... special makeup effects artist
Melanie Levitt ... makeup department head
Lisa Rocco ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Sue Baden-Powell ... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Lawrence ... second assistant director: second unit
Peter MacDonald ... second unit director
John G. Scotti ... second assistant director: second unit
Alisa Statman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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John Alvin ... poster artist
Paul Ford ... set dresser
Thomas Hazlett ... construction coordinator
Kevin Mangan ... greensman
Hank Mayo ... concept designer / storyboard artist
Erik L. Nelson ... property master
Lee Orlikoff ... Lead man
Paul Sonski ... set designer
John Villarino ... construction coordinator
Mike Villarino ... construction general foreman
J. Michael Davis ... assistant greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bub Asman ... sound effects editor
Virginia Cook-McGowan ... sound editor
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
Jay Dranch ... sound editor
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
David Lee Fein ... foley artist
Robert Fernandez ... re-recording mixer
Christopher Flick ... foley editor
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Richard Friedman ... adr editor (as Dick Friedman)
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady ... sound
Robert G. Henderson ... supervising sound editor
Jim Hilton ... adr mixer
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
David M. Horton ... sound editor
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
Ron Judkins ... sound mixer (as Ronald Judkins)
Alan Robert Murray ... supervising sound editor
Walter Newman ... sound editor
Jayme S. Parker ... sound editor
Vern Poore ... re-recording mixer
Solange S. Schwalbe ... foley supervisor
Corinne Sessarego ... adr editor
James Simcik ... adr editor
Ronald Sinclair ... adr editor (as Ron Sinclair)
Marshall Winn ... sound editor
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jim Hilton ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tamar Dick ... special makeup effects artist
Richard L. Hill ... special effects crew
Guy Himber ... creature shop mechanical supervisor / puppeteer
Greg C. Jensen ... on-set special effects
Rick Lazzarini ... animatronic buffalo
Tom Martinek ... motion control assistant: Apogee
Scott Oshita ... animatronics / machinist
Russell Shinkle ... animatronic creature effects
John Teska ... special creature effects
Chris Yagher ... special effects
Kevin Yagher ... special creature effects
Gary Zink ... special effects
Dan Frye ... special effects: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Shaun Smith ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Allen Blaisdell ... zoptic operator
Tom Martinek ... effects camera assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Doc D. Charbonneau ... stunts
Laura Dash ... stunts
Shane Dixon ... stunts
James M. Halty ... stunts
Harry Hauss ... stunts
Kanin Howell ... stunts
Norman Howell ... stunts
Matt Johnston ... stunts
Larry Nicholas ... stunts
Bobby Porter ... stunts
Mic Rodgers ... stunt coordinator / stunts
John D. Sarviss ... stunts (as John Sarviss)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richmond L. Aguilar ... gaffer
Jack Bauer ... best boy grip
Paul Caven ... electric best boy
Richmond G. Cogswell ... video assist engineer
Adam Glick ... set lighting technician
Martin Glover ... assistant camera
Don L. Henderson ... grip
Gregory Lundsgaard ... steadicam operator
Ken Nishino ... first assistant camera
Frank Parrish ... additional second assistant
Dennis Seawright ... second assistant camera
Stephen St. John ... steadicam operator
Bill Pelkey ... electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nancy Hayes ... casting: San Francisco

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dorothy Bulac ... specialty costumes

Location Management

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Paul Pav ... location manager

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Bruce Fowler ... additional orchestrator
Richard Harvey ... musician: panpipes
Laura Perlman ... music editor
Larry Rench ... orchestrator: additional
Sally Stevens ... singer/vocal contractor
Shirley Walker ... conductor / orchestrator
Hans Zimmer ... music arranger (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Benita Brazier ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Donnell Barnes ... studio teacher
Thomas Bianco ... production assistant
Matthew J. Birch ... production assistant
David Calvio ... effects artist: Kevin Yagher
Marilyn Dozer-Chaney ... creature fabricator: Kevin Yagher Productions
Marty Elfalan ... assistant accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
James W. Gavin ... aircraft coordinator
Rob Harris ... unit publicist
Amy Jackson ... production assistant
Larry Madrid ... animal trainer
Mark Marshall ... Assistant: Jennie Lew Tugend
Peter McManus ... first assistant accountant
Teresa Ann Miller ... Animal Trainer
Ginger Pauley ... stand-in
Jason Roberts ... assistant: Richard Donner
Jay Newington ... production assistant: Sonora (uncredited)
Cynthia J. Parker ... craft service: second unit (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jon Sperry ... dialogue coach (uncredited)

Thanks

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Charles C.K. Johnson Jr. ... digital producer / thanks to

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Letter B.

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Taglines Somewhere inside every person...someplace inside every heart...is a power that turns fear into courage...and makes dreams take flight. ...Powered by imagination. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The King of Pacoima (United States)
  • Flug ins Abenteuer (Germany)
  • La fuerza de la ilusión (Spain)
  • Vuelo a la libertad (Mexico)
  • Le rêve de Bobby (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Budget $35,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Adam Baldwin has stated he will never do a role like The King ever again. See more »
Goofs When Bobby and Mikey's family first arrive at their new house in California, the king rips off the sign by the door that says "The Marshalls" (at around 50 mins). The sign reappears in the next shot and then disappears again when the king comes back out. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!/Radio Flyer/Falling from Grace (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain See more »
Quotes Older Mike: There are seven lost secret fascinations and abilities. They are that: animals can talk; your favorite blanket is woven from a fabric so mighty, that once pulled over your head, it becomes an impenetrable force field, nothing is too heavy to lift with the aid of a cape; your hand, held forefinger out and thumb up, actually fires bullets; jumping from any height with an umbrella is completely safe; monsters exist and can be both seen an done battle with; and the greatest, most special and regrettable loss of all: the ability to fly.
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