Radio Flyer (1992)

Radio Flyer poster

Columbia Pictures
Starring:
 Elijah Wood, Ben Johnson
Directed by: Richard Donner

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A man named Mike (Tom Hanks) tells the story of his life as a boy (Elijah Wood) growing up with his little brother Bobby (Joseph Mazzello) in a home where Bobby was abused by the boys’ stepfather.

Kitty Cameo: As the story begins, the boys are travelling with their mother (Lorraine Bracco) across country. They stop at a dilapidated roadside attraction in Oklahoma called Geronimo Bill’s Wild West Adventure. When Geronimo Bill (Ben Johnson) steps out of a mobile home he is holding a tortoiseshell cat.

Radio Flyer - Geronimo Bill Ben Johnson looking out of mobile home while holding tortoiseshell cat

The elderly man pauses to set the cat down on a nearby bench and grabs his hat, warning the cat, whose name is Eugene, to keep an eye on the German Shepherd the family has with them.

Radio Flyer - Geronimo Bill Ben Johnson stepping out of mobile home while holding tortoiseshell cat

Radio Flyer - Geronimo Bill Ben Johnson preparing to set down tortoiseshell cat

Final Mewsings: Cats are loyal, especially when living in the middle of nowhere.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this movie.


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