History Film / RadioFlyer

10th Jun '18 12:58:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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* PinkySwear

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* PinkySwearPinkySwear: What makes the whole mess happen, from an Aesop point of view. The plan of transforming a wagon into a functional airplane is the one option that fulfills the promise between the brothers to protect each other that ''doesn't'' breaks the promise to make their mother sad... somehow.



* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: The King.

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* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]: The King. He's wicked enough that running away from him would be a pretty good idea in the sense of "he's going to kill my brother, I have to do ''something''"... if not, you know, the fact that calling the police is a million times better.
10th Jun '18 12:52:51 PM marcoasalazarm
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* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]

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* [[WickedStepmother Wicked Stepfather]]Stepfather]]: The King.
10th Jun '18 12:52:16 PM marcoasalazarm
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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Parent]]Parent]]: The King. He even has [[ICallItVera a pet name]] for his favorite appliance to beat Bobby with!
31st May '18 7:54:01 PM orvillethird
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* ShoutOut: The theatre is showing "X-15" in the marquee. The film was Richard Donner's first film.
16th Mar '18 7:27:20 PM Jellybean12
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* UnnamedParent: Bobby and Mikey call their stepfather The King, "because that's what he liked to be called."
16th Mar '18 7:24:29 PM Jellybean12
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* FreeRangeChildren: Mike and Bobby. After the abuse starts, Mike invokes this trope as a deliberate way to keep Bobby out of the house and out of The King's crosshairs as much as possible.
16th Mar '18 7:16:35 PM Jellybean12
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* TheUnfavorite: Bobby is the target of The King's abuse. Mikey has some SurvivorGuilt over this.
28th Apr '17 3:05:01 PM Movienut376
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* PrecisionFStrike: The movie's lone F-bomb happens under funny circumstances; during the long drive to their new home, Mary and the boys sing the Name Song ("Bobby, Bobby, Bo-Bobby, Banana-fana-fo-fobby...") and eventually come to the name "Chuck". Right when the song reaches "Banana-fana-fo-fu--," Mary and Mike stop in time, Bobby doesn't, although he stops as soon as he realizes he dropped the bomb. Apologizing profusely, he scrambles into the back seat, saying he'll get the soap and wash out his mouth himself. Notably, Mary struggles to keep from busting out laughing.
7th Feb '17 7:41:00 AM TrueBlue170
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* FingerGun: One of the seven great abilities and fascinations is that this [[FingerPointOfDoom actually fires bullets]].

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* FingerGun: One of the seven great abilities and fascinations is that this [[FingerPointOfDoom [[FingerPokeOfDoom actually fires bullets]].
20th Sep '16 7:33:34 PM Mdumas43073
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An adult named Mike (Creator/TomHanks) is observing his two sons fighting; with one insisting that a promise doesn't mean anything. To make them understand that a promise does mean something, he tells them the story of his youth. Young Mike (Creator/ElijahWood), his little brother Bobby (Creator/JosephMazzello), their mother Mary (Creator/LorraineBracco) and their German Shepherd Shane move to a new town after their father/husband leaves them. There, Mary marries a new man (Creator/AdamBaldwin), who likes the others to call him "The King". Unbeknowst to Mary, The King is an alcoholic who often gets drunk and beats Bobby. The two boys, seeing that their mother has found happiness at last with The King, are reluctant to tell either her or the police about the abuse. They instead try to avoid The King by exploring and having adventures in amidst the local environs. In the process, the two concoct a plan for Bobby to escape The King once and for all. Inspired by the urban legend of a boy named Fisher who attempted to fly away on his bicycle, the two convert their epononymous Radio Flyer toy wagon into an airplane. With it, Bobby flies away. Though Mike never sees him again, he continues to receive postcards from him from places all over the world.

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An adult named Mike (Creator/TomHanks) is observing his two sons fighting; with one insisting that a promise doesn't mean anything. To make them understand that a promise does mean something, he tells them the story of his youth.

Young Mike (Creator/ElijahWood), his little brother Bobby (Creator/JosephMazzello), their mother Mary (Creator/LorraineBracco) and their German Shepherd Shane move to a new town after their father/husband leaves them. There, Mary marries a new man (Creator/AdamBaldwin), who likes the others to call him "The King". Unbeknowst to Mary, The King is an alcoholic who often gets drunk and beats Bobby. The two boys, seeing that their mother has found happiness at last with The King, are reluctant to tell either her or the police about the abuse. They instead try to avoid The King by exploring and having adventures in amidst the local environs. In the process, the two concoct a plan for Bobby to escape The King once and for all. Inspired by the urban legend of a boy named Fisher who attempted to fly away on his bicycle, the two convert their epononymous Radio Flyer toy wagon into an airplane. With it, Bobby flies away. Though Mike never sees him again, he continues to receive postcards from him from places all over the world.
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