Trivia: Radio Flyer

  • Troubled Production: This was intended to be the directorial debut of screenwriter David Mickey Evans (who later did The Sandlot) and he began the production as director. After a week of shooting, he was fired and production was shut down until Richard Donner was brought in to replace him. In the process, the production budget more than doubled (from $15 million to $35 million) and the release date was constantly shuffled due to reshoots, production delays and bad test screenings (this was intended to be Columbia's big summer film for 1991). Eventually, the film was quietly released in February 1992 and was a Box Office Bomb.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Adam Baldwin has stated in interviews he will never do a role like The King again.