Monday, April 21, 2014

A-Z Challenge 2014: R is for Radioland Murders!


 Fair Disclosure - I worked on this movie. I was the key production assistant for the second unit, and a day player production assistant for first unit. I will tell the whole story of my work on this movie - and why it was made - in one of my upcoming "I Was A Teenage Production Assistant" posts. Suffice to say it's an interesting tale (to me, anyway).

But what you have here is a big, sprawling, and frenetic George Lucas production with an incredible cast - here's SOME of the people in this movie:

Brian Benben

Mary Stuart Masterson

Ned Beatty

George Burns

Scott Michael Campbell

Brion James

Michael Lerner

Michael McKean

Jeffrey Tambor

Stephen Tobolowsky

Christopher Lloyd

Larry Miller

Anita Morris

Corbin Bernsen

Rosemary Clooney

Bobcat Goldthwait

Robert Walden

Dylan Baker

Billy Barty

Tracy Byrd

Candy Clark

Anne De Salvo

That's right - I worked on George Burns's last movie. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Some may find it too fast paced and over the top - but I think it's a funny movie - so I say - check it out!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Craig, you and George Burns! Very cool. I've never seen this movie, but I remember hearing about it. I will see it and be sure to note your name in the credits!

    1. You'll have to read that eventual post to get the whole story of me and George Burns...

  2. Wow what a cast. I heard an account of what it was like to work with Burns in those days and it was all very refined. He was a consummate professional.

  3. What a cool job to have as a teen. Good memories I'm sure.
    I like your selection of old movies.
    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z challenge

    1. (A secret - I wasn't actually a teen - that's just a cool name for the recurring department here at the blog - I was in my 20's for the most part.) Thank you - and yes, having a blast! Thanks for coming by!

  4. I loved your take on the film.Was it frenetic because of the incredible and big cast or did it need the big and incredible cast because it was frenetic? I've always wondered. Hope to read more. Good luck with the A-Z!

    1. I think the script was frenetic, and it did require the big cast since all those roles were written in. But now, the incredible part - well, chalk that up to a great casting agent!