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Radio (2003)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 24, 2003
• UK: 14 May 2004
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jan 27, 2004

Budget $35,000,000

Official Website:
Radio Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements.

Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures

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Genre: Drama, School / Campus, Sports, Mental Illness, True Story, Police, Christmas

Tagline: His courage made them champions.

Plot: James Robert Kennedy (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) -- nicknamed ‘Radio’ because of his vintage radio collection and his love of music -- is a loner in Anderson, South Carolina, pushing his ever-present grocery cart up and down the streets. He speaks to no one and is rarely spoken to, until one day, Coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris), one of the town’s most respected men, and coach of the popular high school football team, befriends him.

Radio is suspicious at first. But Coach Jones is persistent, even enlisting the help of Radio’s mother (S. Epatha Merkerson). Jones’ friends and family are taken aback as well since, until he met Radio, all his energies were poured exclusively into football.

Slowly, Coach Jones earns Radio’s trust and opens up a new world to him. He invites Radio to help out at football practice and during games and to sit in on his classes at school, despite the initial misgivings of Principal Daniels (Alfre Woodard). He also champions him to the football players, the students and faculty. Coach Jones’ life is also enriched by Radio, from whom he learns to value friendship and family ties as much as he does coaching football.

Still, there are those in town who believe that Coach Jones’ devotion to the young man is distracting him from his duties as head coach of the

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external linkExtremely sugary feelgood movie, rendered watchable only by Ed Harris’ performance. 2/5



 Directed by
Michael Tollin
Summer Catch, Varsity Blues, Coach Carter
 Written by
Mike Rich
Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Manhunt
 Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr.
As Good as It Gets, Pearl Harbor, Jerry Maguire
Ed Harris
The Truman Show, The Rock, A Beautiful Mind
Alfre Woodard
Star Trek: First Contact, K-PAX, The Forgotten
S. Epatha Merkerson
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Jersey Girl, Jacob's Ladder
Riley Smith
Eight Legged Freaks, New York Minute, Spring Break Shark Attack
Debra Winger
An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, Forget Paris
Brent Sexton
Enough, Criminal, Saving Jessica Lynch
[more]
 Music By
James Horner
Braveheart, Titanic, Aliens



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