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Radio Rebel (2012)

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Tara, a painfully shy high-schooler, has a secret: she is also a confident DJ known as Radio Rebel, who lends her voice to others.

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Peter Howitt

Writers:

Danielle Joseph (based on the novel "Shrinking Violet" by), Erik Patterson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debby Ryan ... Tara / Radio Rebel
Sarena Parmar ... Audrey
Adam DiMarco ... Gavin
Atticus Mitchell ... Gabe
Merritt Patterson ... Stacy
Allie Bertram ... Kim
Iain Belcher ... Barry
Rowen Kahn ... Larry
Nancy Robertson ... Principal Moreno
Martin Cummins ... Rob
April Telek ... Delilah
Mercedes de la Zerda ... Cami Q
Brenda Crichlow ... Mrs. Brower (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Keith MacKechnie ... Janitor Margowsky
Chanelle Peloso ... Neckbrace Girl
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Storyline

High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that headset in her room and does her daily podcast, she becomes a confident, outspoken, inspiring, anonymous voice on the airwaves. When her stepfather, the owner/producer guy at SLAM radio, finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel, Tara gets to move from her bedroom to a sound studio to do live shows for SLAM. Everything is the perfect amount of chaos until Principal Moreno, whose only goal in life seems to be to destroy others, cancels Prom and all the students blame Rebel. Written by Bex

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can the girl who never speaks... Become the voice of a generation?

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shrinking Violet See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third Disney Channel Original Movie to star Debby Ryan, the others being 16 Wishes (2010) and The Suite Life Movie (2011) in the previous two years. See more »

Goofs

Tara, who is portrayed by Debby Ryan, is characteristically a redhead. However, her hair changes from brown to red throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Gavin Morgan: [describing Tara] She's the kind of girl who's not afraid to ask a dancing sandwich for help.
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Connections

References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

What Can I Say
Performed by Shealeigh
Written by Shealeigh Voitl
Published by Walt Disney Music Company,
Wonderland Music, Inc.
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Just an awful rip-off!
18 February 2012 | by peaceloverpwebsiteSee all my reviews

Disney's recent movies/shows haven't done the channel justice at all. Their shows have just been cheap rip-offs of other networks shows and this movie is a good example of that. If you want to watch a good show with almost the exact same plot watch The N's (now Teennick) "Radio Free Roscoe" or take a trip back to the 90s by watching the original movie to try this idea, "Pump Up The Volume".

Even though I knew I'd most likely hate this movie, I still gave it a chance and watched it with an open mind. It had good messages for young kids and it wasn't completely terrible but I still didn't like it. Cheesy endings, Disney fluff, and the fact that it copies off one of my favorite movies, makes this movie awful. Sorry Disney fans but this gets a 2/10.


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