DVD 109 mins IMDB 6.9 (5,046 votes)
Columbia Pictures (2003)
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(2004 )
USA  /  English

Cuba Gooding, Jr. James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Ed Harris Coach Harold Jones
Alfre Woodard Principal Reynolds
S. Epatha Merkerson Maggie Kennedy
Brent Sexton Honeycutt
Chris Mulkey Frank
Sarah Drew Mary Helen
Riley Smith Johnny
Patrick Breen Tucker
Debra Winger Linda Jones
Cuba Gooding Jr. Radio
Bill Roberson Del
Kenneth H. Callender Don
Michael Harding Irv the Cop
Charles Garren Clive
Rebecca Koon Waitress

Director Mike Tollin; Michael Tollin
Producer Herb Gains; Brian Robbins; Herbert W. Gains; Michael Tollin; Mike Tollin
Writer Mike Rich; Gary Smith
Cinematography Don Burgess
Musician James Horner; India.Arie; Jimmy Jam; Terry Lewis; Obatalye Samuel; Big Jim Wright
User Credit 1 Chris Lebenzon; Harvey Rosenstock
User Credit 2 Denise Wingate

Hollywood filmmaker Michael Tollin directs the sports drama Radio, based on a true story and adapted for the screen by Mike Rich (The Rookie). Set in a small South Carolina town during the '60s, the film stars Ed Harris as Harold Jones, a high school football coach who barely has time to spend with his daughter, Mary Helen (Sarah Drew), or his wife, Linda (Debra Winger). When Coach Jones meets the mentally challenged student who goes by the name of Radio (Cuba Gooding Jr.), he allows him to help out with his football team. While the townsfolk just aren't sure about Radio hanging around the team, the star player Johnny Clay (Riley Smith) is downright mean about it. Nevertheless, Radio continues to support the team for the next three decades. Also starring Alfre Woodard as the principal. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 043396013070
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/27/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Director's Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Tuning in on Radio
The 12-Hour Football Games of Radio
Writing Radio
DVD-ROM - Someone to lean on: The story of Radio
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Mild language and thematic elements.
User Text 2 His courage made them champions.
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Goofs: Anachronisms: The John Deere cap that the guy is wearing in one of the barber shop scenes has a Deere logo on it that was not in use when the movie took place. (more)

Quotes: Radio: Whe' mah pie! (more)

Awards: 4 wins & 3 nominations (more)