Radioland Murders

Radioland Murders

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Radioland Murders

A blend of screwball farce and whodunit murder mystery, this madcap period piece was the brainchild of executive producer George Lucas. In 1939, Penny Henderson (Mary Stuart Masterson) is the harried general secretary and de facto manager of a new fourth radio network, WBN. On the night that the Chicago station goes live on the air, a mysterious voice interrupts, and a series of murders soon follows, each one described by the same sonorous phantom. While Penny and her staff desperately try to keep WBN's roster of shows afloat during the unfolding crisis, her estranged husband Roger (Brian Benben), a staff writer, becomes the chief suspect. Roger is forced to dodge a detective, Lieutenant Cross (Michael Lerner), find the real killer, win Penny back, and perform last-minute script rewrites for an unhappy sponsor. As the backstage hysteria reaches a fever pitch, the show goes on with real-life radio-era pros such as George Burns and Rosemary Clooney. Although never explicitly pointed out in the film, Radioland Murders (1994) was a pseudo-prequel to an earlier Lucas feature -- Roger and Penny are the future parents of Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) from American Graffiti (1973).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
UPC: 0025192012426
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 3,505

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Benben Roger Henderson
Mary Stuart Masterson Penny Henderson
Ned Beatty Walt Whalen
George Burns Milt Lackey
Scott Michael Campbell Billy
Brion James Bernie King
Michael Lerner Lieutenant Cross
Michael McKean Rick Rochester
Jeffrey Tambor Walt Whalen, Jr.
Stephen Tobolowsky Max Applewhite
Christopher Lloyd Zoltan
Larry Miller Katzenback
Anita Morris Claudette
Corbin Bernsen Dexter Morris
Mark Fincannon Actor
Rosalie Joseph Actor
Linda Phillips-Palo Actor
Rosemary Clooney Anna
Robert Walden Tommy
Dylan Baker Jasper
Billy Barty Himself
Candy Clark Billy's Mom
Anne de Salvo Female Writer
Bo Hopkins Billy's Father
Robert Klein Father Writer
Harvey Korman Jules Cogley
Joey Lawrence Frankie Marshall
Peter MacNicol Son Writer
Ellen Albertini Dow Organist
Mary Boucher Soap Box Girl
J. Don Ferguson Johnny Ace
Wilbur Fitzgerald "Tortured" Actor
Randell Haynes Difficult Actor/Interrogator
Mark Joy Jack Granite
Rebecca Koon Mildred's Mom/Ma
Gary Kroeger Gork, Son of Fire
Tammy Lauren "In the Mood" Bandleader
Charles Marsh Upside Down Yodeller
Richard Olsen "Lt. Cross" Actor/Pa
Robert D. Raiford Ben Butter
Jack Sheldon Ruffles Reedy
Barry Bell Cop #1
Lou Criscuolo Cop #4
Mark Jeffrey Miller Cop #7
Harold Bergman Affiliate
Dave Hager Laughing Man
D. Anthony Pender Revolving Stage Operator
Jeffrey Pillars Nerdy Stagehand
Pam Stone Dottie
Bobcat Goldthwait Wild Writer
Jennifer Dundas Deirdre
Amy Parrish "The Miller Sisters" Member
Michael P. Moran Cop #10
Robert C. Treveiler Cop #14
Ed Lillard Loud Affiliate

Technical Credits
Mel Smith Director
Gavin Bocquet Production Designer
Leon Delaney Stunts
Peggy Farrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Ferrell Set Decoration/Design
Mark Fincannon Casting
Willard Huyck Screenwriter
Rosalie Joseph Casting
Gloria Katz Screenwriter
George Lucas Executive Producer
Rick McCallum Producer
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Ron Osborn Screenwriter
Linda Phillips-Palo Casting
Jeff Reno Screenwriter
Fred Roos Producer
Carl Rudisill Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Russell Art Director
David Tattersall Cinematographer
Paul Trejo Editor
Patty York Makeup

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