Radio Rebel

Synopsis: High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that headset in her room and does her daily podcast, she becomes a confident, outspoken, inspiring, anonymous voice on the airwaves. When her stepfather, the owner/producer guy at SLAM radio, finds out that Tara is Radio Rebel, Tara gets to move from her bedroom to a sound studio to do live shows for SLAM. Everything is the perfect amount of chaos until Principal Moreno, whose only goal in life seems to be to destroy others, cancels Prom and all the students blame Rebel.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Peter Howitt
Production: Image Entertainment
  1 win.
85 min

This is "Radio Rebel,"

live from the underground.

You don't know who I am...

But I know who you are...

Because I'm one of you.

I got a "minus" in participation...

But you can't give me

a "minus" for who I am!

So, since grades are being handed out,

I think I'll give all

of us at Lincoln Bay High

an "F," for labeling each other.



Queen bees and their fellow pops.

And... new-born pops.

Guys, these are all labels,

not who we really are.

Once upon a time,

now those differences just divide us.

You deserve to embrace your awesomeness.

Stand up for who you are.

Reject the status quo.

I dare you.

Okay. Last night. "Radio Rebel... "

...was awesome?

As usual!

"Reject the status quo"

is my new life motto.

She's so... inspiring.

So... herself.

I wish I could be more like her.

You should talk to your step-dad.

What? Why?

Uh, he runs Slam-FM,

the biggest radio station in Seattle.

Maybe he could give you an internship.

That'd be a confidence booster, right?

Are you kidding me?

He's been married to my

mom for, what, two months?

Probably thinks I'm a total step-freak.

I freak out when he asks

what kind of cereal I want.

I just wish I could talk to everyone

the way I talk to you...

I guess that's why you're my B.F.F.


"Best friends for totally, like, ever,

without exception. "


You need a relaxation technique.

When I'm memorizing lines for drama,

I imagine I'm breathing in the words.

Audrey? What does that even mean?

A- h-h-hem.

You need to Bree-ea-athe

your wo-o-o-ords.

How can you even breathe

at a time like this?

Problem, Barry?

Last night,

Radio Rebel revealed the biggest clue yet

about her identity.

She goes to our school!

She mentioned it at minute 14:30,

in Tuesday night's podcast.

Wow, obsess much, Larry?

Obsess? Please!

I- I would hardly describe myself

as "obsessive. "


It's flu season!

It's so exciting.

Someone on the radio

who's actually one of us.

She could be that girl.

Or... or her. Or...

Or her.

Or that girl that girl.

No. That girl's too tall.

Radio Rebel's voice sounds 5'6" to me.

And her hair is reddish.

Like Tara's.

No. She's nothing like Tara.

Hey! What's... that supposed to mean?

Oh. We... We love you,

but you're nothing like Radio Rebel...

Who's definitely a blonde.

And you know this how?

Radio Rebel is my soul mate.

For example, I also got a

"minus" in participation.

How can that be?

You never shut up!


Honestly, it's a relief that we broke up.

The whole long-distance relationship thing

was just lame.

Well, I'm glad you've moved on,

because you've already had

three formal asks to prom.

Alan Ackerman...

He's too short. Think of the pictures.

Okay. How about Jamie Wardle?

Have you ever noticed

how pointy his head is?

It's like a triangle.

How do we "reject the status quo"

when the status quo is... status quo?

Like Radio Rebel said...

Be ourselves.


So, next...

Erin Brooks is officially campaigning

for prom queen.

I just confirmed it on her fan page.

Whatever. No competition there.

Why don't I have a fan page?

I'll get right on it.

Hi, Stacy. How's it going?

This... is what I was talking about.

Everyone thinks

they can just talk to us

because of that eternally

lame "radio babble. "

Methinks she protests too much.

Yeah, we thinks...

Wait! What do we thinks?

That maybe she is Radio Rebel.

Like I would ever encourage

people like you to talk to us.

Ah-hah! So you admit you listen to her.

This one's staring at me.

Make it stop.

Please don't stand so close to us.

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