Talk Radio

Synopsis: An acerbic radio talk show host based in Dallas starts what could be an important few days when he discovers that his controversial late night show is about to be "picked up" by a nationwide network of radio stations. However, all is not perfect for him, because on top of troubles with his love life and fears that the management of the network will try to alter the content of his show he has to cope with a neo-nazi group who have been angered by his forthright opinions.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Oliver Stone
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  3 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
R
Year:
1988
110 min
440 Views

Smart guy?|We're being- Smart guy.

We got somebody with|a little lip on us tonight.

Hey.|Don't call me "Hey."

This is not a conversation. This|is a monologue. I talk, you listen.

Understand me?|Oh, yeah, we're listening.

Yes? Go ahead.

I don't want you makin' any more|comments about the pizza joint.

Do you have relatives that run the|place? People gotta make money on this.

Uncle Vinnie or someone?|There are people...

You know what, Michael?|You're a meatball.

- Debbie in Highland Park.|- My name is Debbie.

Hello, Debbie.|How old are you?

I'm 23.|Uh-huh.

What do you do?|I don't do anything.

When was the last time|you did something?

I don't know.|About a month ago.

What'd you do a month ago?|I went swimmin'!

Mm-hmm.|What do you do for money?

I got my brother.|I haven't made any.

Debbie, you're a leech.

Don't you think it's time you got|off your duff, started making money?

Well, not really.|I got everything I want.

But, Debbie, what do you need? Well...

What are you missing that|you need? A guy. A boyfriend.

A guy? What do you have|to offer a guy?

Well...

I have nice,|shiny long hair...

A guy could buy|himself a wig.

You can tell I don't have a wig.|It never falls off.

You're terrific, darling.|But seriously, Debbie.

Aren't you shooting for anything more|in life than looking for a free meal?

Not really.

You wanna lie around till you|find somebody to take care of you.

Yeah.|You're dynamic, darling.

Rhonda from Garland on the line.|Rhonda, you're on Night Talk.

Barry, I want to|express my views...

What are you doing, Steve?|Looking at this Dietz guy.

...up in New York City, givin'|out needles to drug addicts.

They have to do it to stop|AIDS. Clean needles help.

It's immoral for the|government of this country...

tax dollars to be|goin' to addicts.

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Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) is an American actor, playwright, monologuist, novelist, and historian. more…

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