“Radio Days” quotes(1987)
Plot – Joe remembers events of his life associated with radio memories - voices, events and music, from the 30s' to the end of the war. His Jewish family is numerous and bizarre. His house is full of people and amenities: a father who makes ends meet but is always ready to deal with small crazy initiatives; an abrupt quarrelsome but affectionate mother; uncle Abe, a great fisherman; one of his mother's sisters - Bea – a spinster and a dreamer. Various characters go through Joe's mind: from the radio, from show-business, from everyday life, unknown celebrities like fatties as enterprising as they are cowardly, or the graceful and querulous cigarette seller, all somehow linked to those prevailing microphones, from which the news of Pearl Harbour is dispatched and Glenn Miller's immortal songs are played.
All actors – Mike Starr, Paul Herman, Don Pardo, Martin Rosenblatt, Helen Miller, Danielle Ferland, Julie Kavner, Julie Kurnitz, David Warrilow, Wallace Shawn, Mick Murray, William Flanagan, Seth Green, Michael Tucker, Josh Mostel, Renée Lippin, William Magerman, Leah Carrey, Joy Newman, Hy Anzell, Judith Malina, Dianne Wiest, Fletcher Farrow Previn, Oliver Block, Maurice Toueg, Sal Tuminello, Rebecca Nickels, Mindy Morgenstern, David Mosberg, Ross Morgenstern, Kenneth Mars, Andrew B. Clark, Mia Farrow, Lee Erwin, Roger Hammer, Terry Lee Swarts, Margaret Thomson, Tito Puente, Denise Dumont, Dimitri Vassilopoulos, Larry David, Rebecca Schaeffer, Belle Berger, Guy Le Bow, Brian Mannain, Stanley Burns, Todd Field, Peter Lombard, Martin Sharman, Crystal Field, Maurice Shrog, Marc Colner, Roberta Bennett, Joel Eidelsberg, Danny Aiello, Peter Castellotti, Gina DeAngeles, Shelley Delaney, Dwight Weist, Ken Levinsky, Ray Marchica, Jeff Daniels, J.R. Horne, Kuno Sponholz, Henry Yuk, Sydney A. Blake, Kitty Carlisle, Robert Joy, Henry Cowen, Philip Shultz, Mercedes Ruehl, Bruce Jarchow, Greg Gerard, David Cale, Ira Wheeler, Hannah Rabinowitz, Edward S. Kotkin, Ruby Payne, J.E. Beaucaire, Paul Berman, Richard Portnow, Tony Roberts, Barbara Gallo, Jane Jarvis, Liz Vochecowizc, Ivan Kronenfeld, Frank O'Brien, Yolanda Childress, Artie Butler, Diane Keaton, Gregg Almquist, Jackson Beck, Wendell Craig, William H. Macy, Ken Roberts, Norman Rose, Kenneth Welsh, Stan Burns, Mark Patterson, Woody Allen, Bonnie Lee Bakley, David Bickford, Ron Leir, Fred Melamed, Ilana Rapp, Tommy Roeder, Ruth Rugoff, Christine Scheiershow all
“Radio Days” Quotes 16 quotes
“It's so beautiful. Boy, what a world... it could be so wonderful, if it wasn't for certain people.”
“- Ceil: Don't you wanna hit the hot spots and drink Champagne from my slipper?
- Abe: I can't take that much liquid.”
“- Ceil: Abe, have you seen mama's teeth. She left them in a glass of water yesterday, and she can't find them.
- Abe: Kids were playing hockey with them.
- Ceil: They were playing hockey with mama's teeth?
- Abe: Yeah, the're about the same size as a puck.”
“- Roger: I hope 1944 turns out well. They pass so quickly. Where do they all go?
- Biff Baxter: So quickly. Then we get old. And we never knew what any of it was about.”
“What Aunt Bea did with the rest of the money was treat us all to a Broadway dance palace. She and Sy seemed very much in love, and she seemed happy. But it was not to be, because after a week Sy did not leave his wife and children, nor did he after two weeks nor ever. And as the year came to a close, Aunt Bea would soon be back to her old dreams...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Joe, the Narrator: Then there were my father and mother, two people who could find an argument in any subject.
- Martin, the father: Wait, you think the Atlantic is a greater ocean than the Pacific?
- Tess, the mother: No. Have it your way. The Pacific is greater.
- Joe, the Narrator: I mean, how many people argue over oceans?”
“You're lucky I love you, you old douchebag.”