RadioDirector: Mike Tollin
Radio is one of those heartwarming, "based on a true story" films that is hard not to like. In many ways, the same can be said about the DVD from Columbia/TriStar, since everything indicates this project was a labor of love. This is never more clear than in the supplements included on this disc, especially in the three featurettes: "Tuning in on Radio," with/i>… See more details below
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Radio is one of those heartwarming, "based on a true story" films that is hard not to like. In many ways, the same can be said about the DVD from Columbia/TriStar, since everything indicates this project was a labor of love. This is never more clear than in the supplements included on this disc, especially in the three featurettes: "Tuning in on Radio," with cast and crew interviews, which is far better than most making-of pieces; "Writing Radio," a discussion with screenwriter Mike Rich and others on what went into creating the screenplay; and "The 12-Hour Football Games of Radio," with the highly enthusiastic sports coordinator Mark Ellis. Not to be outdone, director Mike Tollin provides a scene-specific commentary track. Often monotonic and repetitive from the featurettes, he still offers plenty of insight about this production. The remainder of the supplements include six decent deleted scenes, generic filmographies, the original Sports Illustrated article on DVD-ROM, and the trailers for this film, 50 First Dates, Big Fish, Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give, Spellbound, and Rudy. As for the picture and sound, they aren't half bad either. The 1.85:1 image is really as good as it gets. Colors are realistic and never flashy, so they don't overshadow the point of the film, and this transfers perfectly to the digital medium. Skin tones are immediately noticeable, as well, and they come across very naturally. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track isn't spectacular, as it's by and large limited to a type of low-key approach, but there is still plenty of depth to the overall sound scheme. The sound levels occasionally aren't blended adequately, though, and the balance between higher and lower volumes creates a problem. Still, even with some minor faults, this is an exceptional package.
There's no arguing that Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying to do right by the mentally disabled James Robert Kennedy.
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.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Andre W. Duncan||Set Decoration/Design|
|Sara Flamm||Production Manager|
|Herbert W. Gains||Producer|
|Todd Garner||Executive Producer|
|Hector Gika||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Robert Greenfield||Set Decoration/Design|
|Clay Griffith||Production Designer|
|James Horner||Score Composer,Musical Arrangement|
|Donté R. Hunter||Stunts|
|Vincent Lascoumes||Asst. Director|
|Thomas Minton||Art Director|
|Patrick B. O'Brien||Camera Operator|
|Robert Presley||Camera Operator|
|Simon Rhodes||Sound Mixer|
|Julia Starr Sanford||Set Decoration/Design|
|Caitlin Scanlon||Executive Producer|
|Tierre Turner||Associate Producer|
|Laura Z. Wasserman||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Denise Wingate||Costumes/Costume Designer|
1. Start [:23]
2. Coach Harold James [3:10]
3. James Robert Kennedy [2:19]
4. Terrified [1:59]
5. Principal Daniels [3:18]
6. Punishment of the Nine [2:31]
7. The Yellow Jackets [3:16]
8. The Post-Game Show [2:51]
9. Radio [4:37]
10. The Kennedy Home [1:36]
11. The New Team Mascot [3:28]
12. "Rubberband Man" [1:38]
13. A Little Slower Than Most [2:04]
14. Principal Concern [2:32]
15. Unsportsmanlike Conduct [4:47]
16. A Great Comeback [:06]
17. A Disgruntled Booster [2:57]
18. Mr. Tucker [2:42]
19. Christmas Spirit [6:55]
20. Under Arrest [3:42]
21. The Girls' Locker Room Incident [6:48]
22. A Death in the Family [7:09]
23. Why He's Doing What He's Doing [6:04]
24. The Bottom Line [4:14]
25. Welcome Back, Johnny [3:42]
26. Setting His Priorities Straight [4:09]
27. Graduation Day [8:31]
28. 26 Years Later [5:45]
Audio Set Up
Director's Commentary: On
Director's Commentary: Off
Tuning In: The Making of Radio
The 12-Hour Games of Radio
Radio in Stands
Christmas at Town Square
Honeycutt and Jones Outside Barbershop
Radio Hands Out the Water Bottles
Radio in Church and Class
Principal Daniels and Jones Family Outside Barbershop
Director's Commentary: On
Director's Commentary: Off
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This is a movie that reminds us once again how to open our minds in regard to how we look at as well as treat others who are different from otherselves. As well as to see those things that are really important in life and often overlooked.
I saw this movie in the theater and couldn't wait for its release on DVD. The acting is superb, particularly Cuba Gooding, Jr. The story is not a new one, but well worth re-telling. Stand up for what you believe in, stop and look around you, treat others kindly, and the list goes on. Why is it that so many good movies with a great message involve football? Radio ranks among my favorite movies which also include Remember The Titans and Brian's Song (the original version). Well worth owning...share it with your children, other family members, and friends.
THE BEST movie I've seen, I liked it better than Pirates of the Carribean, and I saw Pirates FOUR times. Radio IS OUTSTANDING
I think that this movie is the best!! It has good acting and the story is good!
I cried in one touching part and lost count by a hundred of how many times I smiled of being touched by the movie.
I LOVE this movie, it make you feel every emotion possible. It made me laugh out loud, it made me mad, at the boys that hurt him, it made me cry, it also made me feel like there is still some good in the world and it comes from someone most people would pass by and not even notice or care. This movie is number one in my heart.
This is a good, clean movie that the entire family can enjoy and view together! It is very touching and has a good message!
This movie is great and shows how hard it can be to be mentally challenged in this country while still finding a way to make everything turn out okay.
Radio was a really good movie! It made you think and the fact that it was a true story allowed you to get into it. Radio made me laugh, It made me cry and it touched my heart. I think it had a really positive message that it sent to viewers.
I really like the movie Radi. Some reasons why are because he teaches alot of people and its not like this was a made up movie, it was based on a true story. I just thought that how people thought he was dangerous and was a disturbance to people, then when people really got the chance to no him they really changed there acts towards him. I would diffintely tell people to watch the movie, it would just make people chande the way they act towards other people.
I thought Radio was one of the most inspiring movies i have ever seen.Cuba Gooding played his role very very well As you find out through out the movie radio (gooding) teaches the people of the town more then they try to teach them.
Radio is one of the most heartfelt and touching movies that I have seen. It really shows what a big difference that little things such as acceptance, friendship, or a game-winning football can make in someone's life. I think this movie delivers an incredible message that everyone should hear.
This is a good, touching and outstanding movie. I really recommend you to see it then buy it it is so good. It can be sad but it is really good!
I just love this movie and the true story behined it. Cuba Gooding jr plays radio and for all of his life radio had been a menteliy challenegd man, but he never let that stop him. In the movie he all ways had a shopping cart that he would push around every one tretaed him difrent in a way that was all most to rude. Untill ed harris who plays the footballcoach for the high scholl takes him under his wing and becomes hi friend so does his wife and daughter, and what some of the teammates do to radio is just mean, and when a cop arrest radio because he thins that radio had stolled gifts that radio was pasing out to thoes that would not have one that was all so sad. But that would all change he then got a lot of new friends and one of the players that had been mean to him becomes his friend and hid dad is not happy like he should be mean to radio just because radio is diffrent you must see thi movei i don't want to tellyou to much if you have not yet seennthis hart felt movie. you will laugh cheer and cry and will want see it again and again . joanna.
This is an awesome movie.The best one I ever saw. We watched it at school and every one loved it.The teaches even cryid.
I felt so sorry for Radio when they tied him up in that building.I wanted to go help him, he seems so sweet.
I must say, when I saw this movie for the first time-I cried so hard-I could not believe it. It is one of the most touching stories I have ever had the priviledge of seeing as a film. Fabulous!
Cuba Gooding Jr. did a wonderful job of playing Radio. I don't think anyone could match his portrayal. He makes you feel as if you are seeing the real Radio, and your heart goes out to him the moment you see him.
Ed Harris did a great job, as well. Not quite the magnificence of Cuba Gooding Jr., but very likeable.
This is one of those edgy, emotional stories that grips your heart in the first few minutes. It draws you in and you begin to feel what the characters are feeling. I don't think that I can even count the number of times that I cried and I'm sure there are other people out there that can say the same. I would suggest this movie to anyone-young or old. This movie really isn't as much about sports as it is the acceptance that the people in the town have to grow for Radio. It is a wonderful story that anyone could enjoy. I loved it and I know you will at least like it!
(The epilogue at the end is cute!)