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Radio Days (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 30 January 1987 (USA)
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Starr ... Burglar
Paul Herman ... Burglar
Don Pardo ... 'Guess That Tune' Host
Martin Rosenblatt Martin Rosenblatt ... Mr. Needleman
Helen Miller ... Mrs. Needleman
Danielle Ferland Danielle Ferland ... Child Star
Julie Kavner ... Tess, the mother
Julie Kurnitz Julie Kurnitz ... Irene
David Warrilow David Warrilow ... Roger
Wallace Shawn ... Masked Avenger
Mick Murray Mick Murray ... Avenger Crook (as Michael Murray)
William Flanagan William Flanagan ... Avenger Announcer
Seth Green ... Joe
Michael Tucker ... Martin, the father
Josh Mostel ... Abe
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Storyline

Woody Allen's sentimental reminiscence about the golden age of radio. A series of vignettes involving radio personalities is intertwined with the life of a working class family in Rockaway Beach, NY circa 1942. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

30 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Días de radio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,522,423, 1 February 1987

Gross USA:

$14,792,779
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The radio show "Breakfast with Irene and Roger" is most likely based on the real life radio show "Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick," starring Dorothy Killgallen and her husband Richard Kollmar, which was broadcast on WOR-AM (New York) radio from 1945 through 1963. See more »

Goofs

The burglars turn on a radio and instantly hear sound, when the vacuum tubes should have taken longer to warm up. See more »

Quotes

Mother: [as she watches anti-aircraft searchlights with husband during a World War II black-out] It's so beautiful. Boy, what a world... it could be so wonderful, if it wasn't for certain people.
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Connections

References Down Argentine Way (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Pistol Packin' Mama
(1943)
Written by Al Dexter
Performed by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
In the score during the snowman sequence
Courtesy of MCA Records
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What a soundtrack!
29 July 2002 | by edwood1954See all my reviews

Yes, the movie is well-done, with great sets, fabulous timing on the part of the cast, nostalgic feel, etc. For those of us who weren't around yet during the radio age it's a great opportunity to see why our parents look back on the era wistfully. But the music is great! I had to go out and buy the soundtrack on CD. Wonderful.


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