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Talk Radio (21-Dec-1988)

Director: Oliver Stone

Writers: Eric Bogosian; Oliver Stone

From a play: Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian and Tad Savinar

Based on a book: Talked To Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg by Stephen Singular

Producers: Edward R. Pressman; A. Kitman Ho

Keywords: Drama, Talk Radio, Roman Clef

As outrageous Dallas talk show host Barry Champlain prepares to go national, his strong and abrasive personality preys on the weak minds of his callers, some of whom are unstable right-wing types. Adaptation of Bogosian's play, which was inspired by the story of Denver shock jock Alan Berg. Suspenseful, intense and provocative character study, despite the fact that nearly the entire film is set behind the microphone.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alec Baldwin
Actor
3-Apr-1958   A Baldwin Brother
Eric Bogosian
Actor
24-Apr-1953   Talk Radio
Ellen Greene
Actor
22-Feb-1951   Little Shop of Horrors
Zach Grenier
Actor
12-Feb-1954   Fight Club
Earl Hindman
Actor
20-Oct-1943 29-Dec-2003 Elusive neighbor on Home Improvement
Leslie Hope
Actor
6-May-1965   Teri Bauer on 24
John C. McGinley
Actor
3-Aug-1959   Dr. Perry Cox on Scrubs
Park Overall
Actor
15-Mar-1957   Empty Nest
John Pankow
Actor
28-Apr-1954   Ira on Mad About You
Michael Wincott
Actor
21-Jan-1958   The Crow

CAST

Eric Bogosian   ...   Barry
Ellen Greene   ...   Ellen
Leslie Hope   ...   Laura
John C. McGinley   ...   Stu
Alec Baldwin   ...   Dan
John Pankow   ...   Dietz
Michael Wincott   ...   Kent
Linda Atkinson   ...   Sheila Fleming
Robert Trebor   ...   Jeffrey Fisher
Zach Grenier   ...   Sid Greenberg
Tony Frank   ...   Dino
Harlan Jordan   ...   Coach Armstrong
Bill Johnson   ...   Fan #1
Kevin Howard   ...   Fan #2
Anna Levine   ...   Woman at Basketball Game
Bruno Rubeo   ...   Tony
Pirie MacDonald   ...   Judge Willard
Allan Corduner   ...   Vince
Mimi Cochran   ...   Girl #1
Teresa Bell   ...   Girl #2
Rockets Redglare   ...   Killer
Angus G. Wynne III   ...   Engineer
Chip Moody   ...   Announcer
David Poynter   ...   Engineer
Voices in Order of Appearance
Peter Zapp   ...   Josh
Robert TreborLFrancine   ...  
Allan Corduner   ...   Morris
Carl Kissin   ...   Glen
Michael Wincott   ...   Michael
Park Overall   ...   Debbie
Michele Mariana   ...   Rhonda
Earl Hindman   ...   Chet
John Seitz   ...   Bob
Earl Hindman   ...   Black John
Anna Levine   ...   Denise
Rockets Redglare   ...   Redneck Caller
Kyle McClaran   ...   Arnold
Dee Pyland   ...   Nancy
Daniel Escobar   ...   Frank
Earl Hindman   ...   Jerry
Michele Mariana   ...   Elderly Woman
Michael Wincott   ...   Joe
Peter Zapp   ...   Vincent
Park Overall   ...   Agnes
Bill De Acutis   ...   John the Rapist
Michele Mariana   ...   Julia
Frederica Meister   ...   Sexy Woman
Bill De Acutis   ...   Ralph
Park Overall   ...   Theresa
Luis Barajas   ...   Fred
Vernie Bailey   ...   Jackie
/Martin Rayner   ...   Arnold
Teresa Bell   ...   Lucy
Alan Clark   ...   Larry
Moby   ...   Station Announcer -- Newscaster
John B. Wells   ...   Voicover
Leigh French   ...   Newscaster
Walter Lynn   ...   Newscaster

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