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Radio Free Steve (2000)

A post-apocalyptic 1980s vision of the future.


Jules Beesley (screenplay), Jules Beesley (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Junell Ryan Junell ... Steve Glenn
Jessica Schwartz ... Trish (as Jesse Schwartz)
Chris Sykes Chris Sykes ... Dirk
Dean Haglund ... Dean Haglund
Joy Gohring ... Crystal
Amy Raymond Amy Raymond ... Beth
Johanna Stein
Dave Kendall
Kris McGaha ... Ragina
Nathan Zellner
Bruce Beesley Bruce Beesley
Christian Moore Christian Moore
Scott Meadows Scott Meadows
Lisbeth Kennelly Lisbeth Kennelly
Erik Engstrom Erik Engstrom ... Lars Von Biers
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Radio Free Steve is a post-apocalyptic comedy best described as Mad Max meets Smokey and the Bandit about a futurist radio pirate racing across the American Southwest in search of a music video career in "New Los Angeles." Originally shot in 1984 by the film's star, Steve Glenn, RFS sat unfinished until 1999 when acclaimed filmmaker Lars von Biers discovered Glenn's video epic and raised finishing funds. Written by <steve@radiofreesteve.com>

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Made in 1984, finished in 2000. It better be good.


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Written by Trans Am
Performed by Trans Am
Courtesy of Thrill Jockey Records
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Freaky Post-apocalyptic and Nerdy Fun
4 September 2001 | by lears_foolSee all my reviews

I loved this movie!!!! the movie starts in 1999 where european director Lars Von Biers finds Steve Glenn, a dorky video dubber, who made an unfinished attempt at a post apocalyptic movie that was never finished. Glenn shows the movie to Von Biers and the director ends up finishing the movie. The movie shows America after a nuclear holocaust where the FCC rules the airwaves. The only legal broadcasts are Emergency Broadcast System. Radio Free Steve, a younger version of Glenn, is the bird flipping hero. He is a sophomoric adolesent in the body of a young man. He rides aroung in his van with his girlfreind Sheena trying to avoid The evil FCC bounty hunter DIRK. Throught his travels Steve encounters a hippie commune, a gay radio pirate from Marfa Texas, a buddhist freind extoling the virtues of the dance, and a whole plethora of flesh eating mutants. The movie may seem extremely low budget but the idea is that this is a home movie made in 1985. The soundtrack rox and the nods to other great cinematic moments abound. Everything from Empire Strikes Back to Smokey and The Bandit to Tron to Mad Max. This is a very smart look at popculture with a definate texas flair. It has been called the funniest thing to come out of the Texas independent film scene since Slacker. It is still in it festival run so look for it and you will be pleased with the results.

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12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA

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