Radio


1h 49m 2003

Brief Synopsis

James Robert Kennedy--nicknamed 'Radio' because of his vintage radio collection and his love of music--is a loner in Anderson, South Carolina, pushing his ever-present grocery cart up and down the streets. He speaks to no one and is rarely spoken to, until one day, Coach Harold Jones, one of the tow

Film Details

Also Known As
Someone to Lean On
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
South Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

James Robert Kennedy--nicknamed 'Radio' because of his vintage radio collection and his love of music--is a loner in Anderson, South Carolina, pushing his ever-present grocery cart up and down the streets. He speaks to no one and is rarely spoken to, until one day, Coach Harold Jones, one of the town's most respected men, and coach of the popular high school football team, befriends him. Radio is suspicious at first. But Coach Jones is persistent, even enlisting the help of Radio's mother. Jones' friends and family are taken aback as well since, until he met Radio, all his energies were poured exclusively into football. Slowly, Coach Jones earns Radio's trust and opens up a new world to him. He invites Radio to help out at football practice and during games and to sit in on his classes at school, despite the initial misgivings of Principal Daniels. He also champions him to the football players, the students and faculty. Coach Jones' life is also enriched by Radio, from whom he learns to value friendship and family ties as much as he does coaching football. Still, there are those in town who believe that Coach Jones' devotion to the young man is distracting him from his duties as head coach of the football team. There are several attempts to have Radio barred from the classroom and, after his mother's untimely death, remanded to a mental-health facility. Coach Jones valiantly fights off these efforts, but he is finally forced to make a difficult decision, which will impact both his growing friendship with Radio and his career as a football coach.

Crew

Carrie Angland

Makeup Artist

Mike Anthony

Other

Meredith Apel

Assistant Editor

Tammy Arnold

Dialect Coach

Randy Bachman

Song

Gerry Beckley

Song

Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor

Thomas Bell

Song

Tom Bellfort

Supervising Sound Editor

Wyatt Belton

Hair Stylist

Dwight Benjamin-creel

Property Master

Jeffree Bloomer

Sound Mixer

Michael Bonsignore

Dolly Grip

Bob Bornstein

Music Coordinator

Eddie Bowlin

Rigging Gaffer

Stacye Branche

Hair

Stacye Branche

Makeup

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Don Brewer

Song

Chuck Brodsky

Song Performer

Chuck Brodsky

Song

Arthur Brooks

Song

Richard Brooks

Song

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Don Burgess

Director Of Photography

Don Burgess

Other

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Jerry Butler

Song

Victor Carstarphen

Song

Karen Chalk

Accounting Assistant

Sandra L Collier

Costume Supervisor

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Russell D Cook

Location Assistant

William Cook

Production Assistant

Jennifer Corey

Production Coordinator

Geoffrey Cormier

Greensman

Edward J Cox

Chief Lighting Technician

E Langston Craig

Dga Trainee

Ryan Crawford

Stunts

Linda Creed

Song

Steven Cueva

Assistant Camera

Tona B. Dahlquist

Local Casting

Tona B. Dahlquist

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tyler Daum

Transportation Coordinator

Tyler Daum

Stunts

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

D. Tobias Denney

Production Assistant

Elizabeth A Dennis

Production Assistant

William Devaughn

Song

William Devaughn

Song Performer

Andre W Duncan

Set Designer

Angeline Duran

Assistant

Steve Eddy

Production Secretary

Jack Elliott

Song

Mark Ellis

Coordinator

Natasha Fairchild

Coordinator

Peter Fandetti

Assistant Editor

Allyn Ferguson

Song

Sara Flamm

Production Supervisor

Pam Frazier

Casting Assistant

Herb Gains

Unit Production Manager

Herb Gains

Producer

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Todd Garner

Executive Producer

Hector Gika

Sound Designer

Mark Gilmer

Loader

Steven Goldfried

Production Assistant

Jeff Goodwin

Makeup

Hugh Tim Grady

Assistant Location Manager

Lara B Grant

Assistant Editor

Al Green

Song

Al Green

Song Performer

Robert Greenfield

Set Decorator

Clay A. Griffith

Production Designer

Paula Harris

Assistant Director

Dan Hartman

Song

Dan Hegeman

Sound Effects Editor

Justine Hempe

Casting Associate

Isabel Henderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Michael Hertlein

Dialogue Editor

James Horner

Original Music

James Horner

Music Composer

James Horner

Song

Leon Huff

Song

Donte R Hunter

Stunts

Phil Hurtt

Song

John P Husky

Editorial Assistant

Ernie Isley

Song

Marvin Isley

Song

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

Burl Ives

Song Performer

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Jimmy Jam

Music Producer

Kimberly Jase

Accounting Assistant

Chris Jasper

Song

Tony Jenzano

Video

Tom Johnston

Song

Harold Jones

Other

Tom Jones

Construction Coordinator

Wayne Jones

Transportation Captain

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Larry Kemp

Foley Editor

James Robert 'radio' Kennedy

Other

Chris Kenner

Song

Randy Kerber

Original Music

Karen Keyes

Costumer

Keva Keyes

Costumer

Bill King

Graphic Artist

Thomas Kittle

Special Effects Coordinator

Craig Kohtala

Best Boy Grip

Daniel Kupresan

Assistant Editor

Robert Lane

Accounting Assistant

Vincent Lascoumes

Assistant Director

Christophe Le Chanu

Assistant Director

Chris Lebenzon

Editor

John Lennon

Song

Michael Leone

Script Supervisor

Terry Lewis

Music Producer

Alicia Lowe

Art Department Coordinator

Johnny Marks

Song

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Jennifer Martinez

Assistant Editor

Lowell Mason

Song

Clarence E Mays

Craft Service

Paul Mccartney

Song

Alton Mcclellan

Painter

Gene Mcfadden

Song

Steven C. Mcgee

Chief Lighting Technician

Randall R Milazzo

Assistant Property Master

Michael Minkler

Supervising Sound Editor

Cheri Minns

Makeup Artist

Thomas Minton

Art Director

Mary Morgan-kerlagon

Location Manager

Jack Munn

Medic

Joel Negron

Editor

Myron Nettinga

Supervising Sound Editor

Patrick B. O'brien

Camera Operator

Kenny O'dell

Song

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Marc Pattavina

Apprentice Editor

Jerry Peters

Song

Michael Piotrowski

Boom Operator

Anita Poree

Song

Rick Pour

Makeup Artist

Kate Powell

Assistant

Robert Presley

Steadicam Operator

Robert Presley

Camera Operator

Kathy Rayle

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Rayle

Sound

Otis Redding

Song Performer

Mark A Reich

Medic

Simon Rhodes

Music Scoring Mixer

Charlie Rich

Song Performer

Michael Rich

Screenplay

Brian Robbins

Producer

Harvey Rosenstock

Editor

Julie Saegert

Editorial Assistant

Julia Starr Sanford

Set Designer

Larry Sauls

Dresser

Caitlin Scanlon

Executive Producer

Roger Scruggs

Foreman

Joanie Selden

Accountant

Margery Simkin

Casting

Omar Simmons

Costumer

Paul A Simmons

Key Costumer

Carter Skjelset

Assistant

Gary Smith

Source Material

Branden Spencer

Assistant Sound Editor

Ric Spencer

Costumer

Frederick H Stahly

Adr Editor

Trish Stanard

Production Assistant

Jo Jo Stephens

Hair Stylist

Brian Stultz

Scenic Artist

Lucy Sustar

Foley Mixer

Blanche Sypher

Craft Service

Ian Sypher

Craft Service

Michael Tackett

Photography

Jennifer Taginski

Trainer

Bruce Tannis

Sound Effects Editor

Allen E Taylor

Production Accountant

The Isley Brothers

Song Performer

Dascious Thomas

Key Grip

Joseph Thomas

Assistant Camera

Timothy Jamahli Thomas

Song

Timothy Jamahli Thomas

Song Performer

Michael Tollin

Producer

Charles Turner

Song

Tierre Turner

Associate Producer

Zoran Veselic

Assistant Camera

Hugh Waddell

Dialogue Editor

Toni-ann Walker

Hair Stylist

Laura Z. Wasserman

Music Supervisor

Isaac Watts

Song

John Whitehead

Song

Denise Wingate

Costume Designer

Edgar Winter

Song Performer

Little Stevie Wonder

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Someone to Lean On
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
South Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 24, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2004

Project previously in development at Warner Bros.

Article first appeared in Sports Illustrated in 1996.

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Released in United States Fall October 24, 2003

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2004