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Radioland Murders (1994)

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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... See full summary »

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinatos en la radio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$835,570, 23 October 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,299,060
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the long shots of Milt Lackey, a double was used to stand in for the ninety-seven-year-old George Burns. See more »

Goofs

When Penny and Roger are first arguing, they go through swinging doors onto the stage. When the cut is made, in the middle of the conversation, they are suddenly in the middle of the stage and the doors are nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Katzenback: [the mechanical stage is breaking down] No! What the hell is wrong with my stage? This can't be happening, not to my baby!
Max Applewhite: Looks like your baby needs a good whack in the axle.
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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Billy Barty
Courtesy of Famous Music
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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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