Talk Radio

Talk Radio

Director: Oliver Stone, Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Greene

Cast: Oliver Stone, Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Greene

     
 

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Oliver Stone's 1988 drama Talk Radio comes to DVD from Universal with a widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound in English with subtitles available in English, French, ad Spanish. The only special features are production notes and biographies for the cast and crew.

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Oliver Stone's 1988 drama Talk Radio comes to DVD from Universal with a widescreen transfer. Audio is offered in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound in English with subtitles available in English, French, ad Spanish. The only special features are production notes and biographies for the cast and crew.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mark Deming
In its original stage version, Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio seemed like a series of well-composed rants, ultimately cohering into something deeper and more telling. For the film, Bogosian and director/co-screenwriter Oliver Stone give us more background on talk radio host Barry Champlain (Bogosian) and increase the prominence of the threats on his life, inspired by the assassination of Denver radio commentator Alan Berg. With more characters upon whom to vent his spleen, notably Ellen Greene as his wife and Michael Wincott as a hapless studio visitor, Bogosian gives an engrossing, take-no-prisoners performance as a man with plenty to say, even if it's not always well-considered. Though Stone and Bogosian open up the story a bit, most of Talk Radio still occurs in one room, with Champlain doing most of the talking; but Stone's constantly moving camera and Bogosian's wit, venom, and dark charisma keep the film as interesting to look at as it is to listen to, even if it occasionally overplays its hand in trying to make the story "significant."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2000
UPC:
0025192090820
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
48,418

Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Bogosian Barry Champlain
Alec Baldwin Dan
Ellen Greene Ellen
Leslie Hope Laura
John C. McGinley Stu
John Pankow Chuck Dietz
Zach Grenier Sid Greenberg
Linda Atkinson Sheila Fleming
Tony Frank Dino
Bill Johnson Fan #1
Kevin Howard Fan #2
Anna Levine Denise/Woman at Baseball Game
Bruno Rubeo Terry
Pirie MacDonald Judge Willard
Alan Corduner Vince/Morris
Mimi Cochran Girl #1
Chip Moody Announcer
David Poynter Engineer
Robert Trebor Voice of Francine
Jan-Michael Vincent Michael
Park Overall Agnes/Debbie/Theresa
Michele Mariana Rhonda/Elderly Woman/Julia
Earl Hindman Black John,Chet,Jerry
John Seitz Rob
Michael Wincott Voice of Joe
William de Acutis John the Baptist,Ralph
Al Clark Larry
Leigh French Newscaster
Theresa Bell Actor
Rockets Redglare Killer/Redneck Caller

Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director,Screenwriter
Eric Bogosian Screenwriter
Risa Bramon Casting
David Brenner Editor
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Derek R. Hill Set Decoration/Design
A. Kitman Ho Co-producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Joe Hutshing Editor
Peter Jamison Production Designer
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Milo Art Director,Production Designer
Areni Milo Art Director
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward R. Pressman Co-producer
Joseph P. Reidy Asst. Director
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [3:51]
2. Barry [3:41]
3. Nationwide [2:34]
4. Night Talk [10:21]
5. Barry's Backlash [7:51]
6. A Public Appearance [7:13]
7. Ellen [4:59]
8. A Past Life [11:03]
9. Postponed [2:40]
10. Anything Goes [5:39]
11. Wackos [8:57]
12. The Rapist [4:20]
13. Kent [7:24]
14. The Question [3:28]
15. Cheryl Ann [6:56]
16. Barry Vents [10:03]
17. A Last Fan [4:17]
18. End Credits [3:36]

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