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His courage made them champions.
Directed by Mike Tollin
Produced by Herb Gains
Brian O'keefe
Michael Tollin
Written by Mike Rich
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
Ed Harris
S. Epatha Merkerson
Brent Sexton
Riley Smith
Debra Winger
Alfre Woodard
Music by James Horner
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright
Cinematography Don Burgess
Editing by Chris Lebenzon
Harvey Rosenstock
Studio Revolution Studios
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) October 24, 2003
Running time 109 min.
Country United States
Language English

Radio, released October 2003, is a film directed by Mike Tollin that is based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High School football coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris) and a mentally-challenged young man James Robert "Radio" Kennedy (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). Also starring Debra Winger and Alfre Woodard, it was inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by Gary Smith.[1]

James Robert Kennedy (born October 14, 1946 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA), grew up most of his life carrying the fascination of radios. His nickname, Radio, was given to him by the townspeople because of the radio he carried around with him everywhere he went. He still attends T. L. Hanna High School and helps coach the football team. He is known to ask students before football games, "We gonna get that quarterback?"

This movie was filmed primarily in Walterboro, South Carolina, primarily due to its lack of visual modernization in central areas of the town; enabling the town to be era-specific for the filming of Radio

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