Talk Radio


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.
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Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmakers
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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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • UPC: 025192090820
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,934

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 Voice Only
Bruno Rubeo Terry
Pirie MacDonald Judge Willard
Alan Corduner Voice Only
Mimi Cochran Girl #1
Chip Moody Announcer
David Poynter Engineer
Robert Trebor Voice Only, Voice Only
Jan-Michael Vincent Voice Only
Park Overall Voice Only
Michele Mariana Voice Only
Earl Hindman Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
John Seitz Voice Only
Michael Wincott Voice Only, Voice Only
William de Acutis Voice Only, Voice Only
Al Clark Voice Only
Leigh French Voice Only
Theresa Bell
Rockets Redglare Voice Only
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
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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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Side #1
   Bonus Materials
      Production Notes
      Cast And Filmmakers
         Eric Bogosian
         Alec Baldwin
         Ellen Greene
         Leslie Hope
         John C. Mcginley
         John Pankow
         Michael Wincott
      Dvd Newsletter
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