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Radio Rebel (2012)

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Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

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Peter Howitt

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Danielle Joseph (based on the novel "Shrinking Violet" by), Erik Patterson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debby Ryan ... Tara / Radio Rebel
Sarena Parmar ... Audrey
Adam DiMarco ... Gavin
Atticus Mitchell ... Gabe
Merritt Patterson ... Stacy
Allie Bertram ... Kim
Iain Belcher ... Barry
Rowen Kahn ... Larry
Nancy Robertson ... Principal Moreno
Martin Cummins ... Rob
April Telek ... Delilah
Mercedes de la Zerda ... Cami Q
Brenda Crichlow ... Mrs. Brower (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Keith MacKechnie ... Janitor Margowsky
Chanelle Peloso ... Neckbrace Girl
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Storyline

High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that headset in her room and does her daily podcast, she becomes a confident, outspoken, inspiring, anonymous voice on the airwaves. When her stepfather, the owner/producer guy at SLAM radio, finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel, Tara gets to move from her bedroom to a sound studio to do live shows for SLAM. Everything is the perfect amount of chaos until Principal Moreno, whose only goal in life seems to be to destroy others, cancels Prom and all the students blame Rebel. Written by Bex

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can the girl who never speaks... Become the voice of a generation?

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Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrinking Violet See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the novel "Shrinking Violet" by Danielle Joseph. See more »

Goofs

Tara, who is portrayed by Debby Ryan, is characteristically a redhead. However, her hair changes from brown to red throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Gavin Morgan: [describing Tara] She's the kind of girl who's not afraid to ask a dancing sandwich for help.
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References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

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Disney version of 'Pump Up The Volume'
26 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Tara Adams (Debby Ryan) is a shy high school senior. She's secretly a podcast DJ called Radio Rebel. Her alter ego is quite popular except for mean girl Stacy.

Disney is pumping out a copy of 1990 teen classic 'Pump Up The Volume'. This time, Disney princess Debby Ryan is placed into Christian Slater's iconic role. It's not the worst idea to copy a good movie but it's just not a good way to create something worthwhile. It doesn't have Pump Up The Volume's edginess. Certainly it doesn't have the sex talk or the swearing or the nudity or the R-rating. It's a Disney TV movie. Debby Ryan is not going to make a jump in quality from being in this movie. If you're a Debby fan, this is certainly good clean fun. If you're not, you'll probably be bored.


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