• Radio (2003)

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

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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

  • 75
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    What could have been an all-occasion Hallmark card turns out to be an emotionally genuine love letter to a young man who transformed the town of Anderson, S.C., in the 1970s. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There is no cynicism in Radio, no angle or edge. It's about what it's about, with an open, warm and fond nature. Every once in a while human nature expresses itself in a way we can feel good about, and this is one of those times. show more

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