Radio Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Radio the Movie

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Feelgooder inspired by the true story of the mentally disabled James "Radio" Kennedy (Gooding Jr.), who befriends the kindly local football coach (Harris) and becomes a beloved mascot of sorts in Anderson, South Carolina circa 1976. Coach Jones finds Radio (so named for his ample, much-loved collection of discarded radios) locked in a storage shed after being taunted by a few players and is determined to help him. Radio, in turn, ends up teaching the town a lesson or two about the Golden Rule. Top notch cast and script can't completely save the somewhat saccharine but nonetheless inspirational story. Based on a Sports Illustrated story by Gary Smith.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, American South, African America, Mental Retardation, Football, High School, Sports Dramas, Team Efforts, Period Piece: 1970s
Mike Rich
Cuba Gooding, Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris Mulkey, Sarah Drew, Riley Smith, Patrick Breen, Brent Sexton, Debra Winger
Don Burgess
Mike Tollin
James Horner
Jeffree Bloomer, Laura Z. Wasserman, Chris Lebenzon, Harvey Rosenstock, Thomas Minton, Denise Wingate, Clay A. Griffith
Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Herbert W. Gains, Revolution Studios, Tollin/Robbins Productions, Columbia Pictures

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