• Radio (2003)


Release Date: October 24th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2004

PG |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In a racially divided town, coach Jones (Ed Harris) spots a mentally disabled African-American student named Radio (Cuba Gooding Jr.) near his practice field and is inspired to befriend him. Soon, Radio is Jones' loyal assistant, and principal Daniels (Alfre Woodard) happily notes that Radio's self-confidence is skyrocketing. But things start to sour when Jones begins taking guff from fans who feel that his devotion to Radio is getting in the way of the team's quest for a championship.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brent Sexton, Chris Mulkey, Sarah Drew, Riley Smith

Director: Michael Tollin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Small town, Friendship, Quest, Love, Transformation, Moving, Emotional, 1960s, Daughter, Relationships

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The cast, which includes Alfre Woodard and Debra Winger, manages to give thoughtful performances that salvage the film's integrity. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The real Radio, and the real coach -- seen together in the movie's feel-good epilogue -- deserve better. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Gooding is out there in almost every scene, and the destruction of his once-promising career proceeds apace.

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