History Film / TheRadiolandMurders

15th May '18 4:38:16 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WritersStrike: Roger is the only writer not in on it, so he spends the whole movie overworked.

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* WritersStrike: InUniverse: All of the show writers on WBN except for Roger is the only writer not in are on it, strike, so he spends the whole movie overworked.
15th May '18 4:37:10 PM marcoasalazarm
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* WritersStrike: Roger is the only writer not in on it, so he spends the whole movie overworked.
15th May '18 4:36:04 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TheCameo: Bobcat Goldthwait as one of the writers on strike, drunk off his ass and providing GoingPostal KillEmAll ideas for script. Also George Burns as an InUniverse comedian.

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* TheCameo: Bobcat Goldthwait as one of the writers on strike, drunk off his ass and providing GoingPostal KillEmAll ideas for every script. Also George Burns as an InUniverse comedian.



* IsThisThingStillOn: Penny ends up AloneWithThePsycho once Roger's doctored script announces the killer's name and she's able to hit a microphone feed switch unnoticed, broadcasting his MotiveRant to everybody in the radio station and Chicago.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: InUniverse, television (and ''color'', at that). It is everybody else scoffing at the idea after all the effort and even having a working camera model during TheGreatDepression that drives the murderer to...well, murder.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: InUniverse, television (and ''color'', at that). It is everybody else scoffing at the idea after all the effort and even having a working camera model during TheGreatDepression that drives the murderer to... well, murder.
15th May '18 4:05:41 PM themisterfree
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* CanonWelding: Roger and Penny are/were intended to be the parents of Curt and Laurie Henderson of ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''.
10th Jun '17 9:41:43 AM nombretomado
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* TheWindyCity: Chicago during the end of the TheGreatDepression, natch.
17th Apr '17 1:49:39 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TheCameo: Bobcat Goldthwait as one of the writers on strike, drunk off his ass and providing KillEmAll ideas for every script. Also George Burns as an InUniverse comedian.

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* TheCameo: Bobcat Goldthwait as one of the writers on strike, drunk off his ass and providing GoingPostal KillEmAll ideas for every script. Also George Burns as an InUniverse comedian.
13th Feb '17 11:50:44 AM DynamiteXI
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* BlackHumor: The nitrous oxide death, which is horrifying, yet ''no one can stop laughing'', making it darkly funny. The victim is asphyxiating while laughing his ass off, and when Roger and the detectives get into the room, they all start laughing as well.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: InUniverse, television (and ''color'', at that). It is everybody else scoffing at the idea after all the effort and even having a working camera model in TheFifties that drives the murderer to...well, murder.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: InUniverse, television (and ''color'', at that). It is everybody else scoffing at the idea after all the effort and even having a working camera model in TheFifties during TheGreatDepression that drives the murderer to...well, murder.



* TheWindyCity: Chicago during TheFifties, natch.

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* TheWindyCity: Chicago during TheFifties, the end of the TheGreatDepression, natch.
18th Oct '16 6:52:21 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Radioland Murders'' is a 1994 comedy-mystery produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas and directed by [[Film/BrainDonors Mel Smith]].

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''The Radioland [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/radioland_murders_poster.jpg]]

''Radioland
Murders'' is a 1994 comedy-mystery produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas and directed by [[Film/BrainDonors Mel Smith]].
18th Oct '16 6:50:33 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Radioland Murders''''' is a whodunnit murder mystery produced by George Lucas and directed by [[Film/BrainDonors Mel Smith]].

It's the inaugural night for radio station WBN Chicago, and things absolutely ''must'' go as planned. The largest investor is threatening to pull his support, and a lot of others are threatening to follow suit. And what's worse, he wants half the scripts changed, even though the writers have gone on strike since they haven't been paid in weeks.

Enter Roger Henderson, the lead writer, and his wife, Penny, who is seeking to divorce him. Both are just trying to make sure everything goes well, but darnit, someone keeps killing people. And wouldn't you know it, Roger always manages to be the first on the scene of the crime. So while Penny tries to keep things from falling apart backstage, Roger has to clear his name, while running from the cops and single-handedly re-writing all of the scripts.

The Radioland Murders was in DevelopmentHell for over 20 years before it finally got its debut, but was mostly panned and did very poorly at the box office. Which is a shame since it is absolutely hilarious.

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'''''The ''The Radioland Murders''''' Murders'' is a whodunnit murder mystery 1994 comedy-mystery produced by George Lucas Creator/GeorgeLucas and directed by [[Film/BrainDonors Mel Smith]].

Chicago, 1939: It's the inaugural night for radio station WBN Chicago, WBN, and things absolutely ''must'' go as planned. The largest investor is threatening to pull his support, and a lot of others are threatening to follow suit. And what's worse, he wants half the scripts changed, even though the writers have gone on strike since they haven't been paid in weeks.

Enter Roger Henderson, Henderson (Brian Benben), the lead writer, and his wife, Penny, wife Penny (Mary Stuart Masterson), who is seeking to divorce him. Both are just trying to make sure everything goes well, but darnit, darn it, someone keeps killing people. And wouldn't you know it, Roger always manages to be the first on the scene of the crime. So while Penny tries to keep things from falling apart backstage, Roger has to clear his name, while running from the cops and single-handedly re-writing all of the scripts.

The Radioland Murders film was in DevelopmentHell for over 20 years before it finally got its debut, released, but was mostly panned and did very poorly at the box office. Which is a shame shame, since it is absolutely hilarious.hilarious.
10th Apr '16 1:06:44 PM ProfessorDetective
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* DevelopmentHell: Development began in the 70s. It didn't debut until 1994.
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