Reviewed by David Savage
Directed by: Mary Kerr
Run time: 70 minutes (approx.)
Cinema release date: 12 October 2012
Radioman is a documentary about an eccentric, formerly homeless drunk old man. Now in his 60’s with a passion for movies and actors he cycles around New York film sets with a radio around his neck meeting the actors and has now appeared in over 100 films. He is on first name terms with a lot of the world’s best known actors and directors.
His rise to stardom happened in 1990 while living on the streets on New York he stumbled on a movie set and offered a beer to someone he thought was a fellow bum because of the way he dressed. The film was Bonfire of the Vanities and the actor was Bruce Willis.
He has made friends with lots of the actors and treats them as his friends and the cast and crews are the closet thing he has to family. He is now trying to be a serious actor with bigger speaking parts in films but does not want to be as famous as the actors.
Features interviews with lots of celebrities including Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Helen Mirren, Ricky Gervais, Josh Brolin and lots more.
Overall, Radioman is a great documentary about this strange man. Although not living on the streets any more he still carries on the same way. He genuinely seems to care for the actors and the films and they seem to like him too and always stop to talk to him. A funny insight into his life.
In cinemas from 12 October 2012