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Radioland Murders (1994)

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A series of mysterious crimes confuses existence of a radio network.

Director:

Mel Smith

Writers:

George Lucas (story), Willard Huyck (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Benben ... Roger Henderson
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Penny Henderson
Ned Beatty ... General Walt Whalen
George Burns ... Milt Lackey
Scott Michael Campbell ... Billy
Brion James ... Bernie King
Michael Lerner ... Lieutenant Cross
Michael McKean ... Rick Rochester
Jeffrey Tambor ... Walt Whalen, Jr.
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Max Applewhite
Christopher Lloyd ... Zoltan
Larry Miller ... Herman Katzenback
Anita Morris ... Claudette Katsenback
Corbin Bernsen ... Dexter Morris
Rosemary Clooney ... Anna
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Storyline

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. As the broadcast begins, a mysterious voice breaks the broadcast and suddenly members of the cast turn up dead. It's up to her husband Roger, to find out whodunit as the police chase him through the halls of WBN. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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At station WBN, the hits just keep on coming.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, some farcical violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz wrote the original screenplay in 1974 based on George Lucas' film treatment. Their script contained references to old-time radio shows and popular stars from the 1930s. However, when the film was produced decades later, Universal Pictures insisted the screenplay be rewritten to remove any references which Baby Boomer cinema-goers might not recognize. Lucas later regretted acquiescing to Universal's demands. See more »

Goofs

The portrait in Gen. Whalen's office shows the general wearing a service dress green uniform which was not adopted by the U.S. Army until the mid-1950s. In 1939, when the movie is set, the general would have worn a khaki uniform. See more »

Quotes

Morgana: [Entering men's Bathroom] Coming in! Shake a leg and zip 'em up!
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
Courtesy of Shapiro Bernstein & Co.
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Great Film
3 March 2002 | by dogoodSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful, obscure film completely lacking subtlety which is why some people may hate it but exactly why I like it. The countless visual and verbal puns mean you can watch this film 20 times and never find them all. AND eventhough you KNOW what is coming next, you will still laugh at the punchlines.

Great story movement, dialogue; every stereotype known to Hollywood and YET, every stereotype seems to get violated; its like stereotypes of stereotypes. The only weakness is the movie keeps interupting some great songs.

One of my favorites. OK, so I don't have great tastes. Its still a really fun movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioland Murders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$835,570, 23 October 1994

Gross USA:

$1,316,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,316,865
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DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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