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Radio (2003)

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The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Radio
... Coach Jones
... Principal Daniels
... Maggie
... Honeycutt
... Frank
... Mary Helen
... Johnny
... Tucker
... Linda
... Del
Kenneth H. Callender ... Don
... Irv the Cop
Charles Garren ... Clive
... Waitress
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Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community. Written by Anonymous

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His courage made them champions.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Радио  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,303,724, 26 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,277,485, 25 January 2004
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The movie leaves out coach Jones' son, Preston. He would have been six in 1976. He would go on to be an All American QB at Hanna, and then went on to play QB at Georgia and had a short stint with the Eagles. See more »

Goofs

When Coach Jones is talking to Radio about not being able to board the bus, it is raining, but in the background you can clearly see sunlight and shadows cast from the light. See more »

Quotes

Honeycutt: You gonna want something to wash it down with too? Root Beer, Coke?
Radio: [Low Voice] Coke.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to The People of Walterboro, S.C. ... The People of Anderson, S.C. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Behind Closed Doors
(1972)
Written by Kenny O'Dell
Performed by Charlie Rich
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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IT'S JUST A TRULY GREAT FILM.
26 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I thought Uptown Girls was the most touching movies of 2003. But after seeing this movie, I now think it comes in a tie with Uptown Girls. It's perfectly well acted by Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr. The story is set in 1976,football coach Harold Jones(Ed Harris) is hard drivin in pratice, he seems to have very little time for his wife and daughter(Debra Winger and Sarah Drew). But his view on life begins to change, when he meets James Robert Kennedy(Cuba Gooding Jr) who has a very slow learning process. Harold asks him to come to practice and help out a little. The two form a friendship, and Harold gives him the nickname Radio. But they soon begin to learn a lot from each other. A very beautiful film. That teaches us a lot about the human spirit. I shore hope that Cuba Gooding Jr gets nominated for an oscar.


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