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Radio Star (라디오 스타)

라디오 스타 (Ra-di-o Seu-ta)

Directed by Lee Joon-ik (이준익)

Screenplay by

Comedy Drama

115min | Release date in South Korea :


The year 1988 saw a bunch of flashes in the pan in the pop music industry, and has-been rock star CHOI Gon was one of them. After his only hit song 'The Rain and You', he became involved in drug problems, mob fights, and now sings in a café in the countryside. He one day gets into a fight with one of the customers at the café, and needs bail money to get released from a lockup. Desperately trying to free him, his manager PARK Min-soo comes up with the solution to send CHOI Gon to a radio station in a far, remote town in the suburbs as a DJ, so that the radio station can pay for the bail. Helpless and bewildered, CHOI Gon now has to DJ in front of a few dozen listeners…


Radio Star | Cast

  • Park Joong-hoon (박중훈)
    Park Joong-hoon (박중훈)
    88 Singer King, Choi Gon (88년 가수왕, 최곤)
  • Ahn Sung-ki (안성기)
    Ahn Sung-ki (안성기)
    Choi Gon's manger, Park Min-soo (최곤의 매니저, 박민수)
  • Choi Jung-yoon (최정윤)
    Choi Jung-yoon (최정윤)
    Radio producer, Kang Seok-yeong (라디오 PD, 강석영)
  • Lee Sung-woo-I (이성우)
    Lee Sung-woo-I (이성우)
    East River member (이스트리버 멤버)
  • Hwang Hyeon-seong (황현성)
    Hwang Hyeon-seong (황현성)
    East River member (이스트리버 멤버)
  • Jung Jae-hwan (정재환)
    Jung Jae-hwan (정재환)
    East River member (이스트리버 멤버)
  • Jung Min-joon (정민준)
    Jung Min-joon (정민준)
    East River member (이스트리버 멤버)
  • Jung Suk-yong (정석용)
    Jung Suk-yong (정석용)
    Driver Park (박 기사)
  • Yoon Joo-sang (윤주상)
    Yoon Joo-sang (윤주상)
    Director Kim (김 국장)
  • Ahn Mi-na (안미나)
    Ahn Mi-na (안미나)
    Coffee shop employee, Kim Yang (다방 종업원 김양)
  • Jung Kyu-soo (정규수)
    Jung Kyu-soo (정규수)
    Director Ji (지 국장)
    Lee Il-seop (이일섭)
    Mr. Kim (김씨)
  • Kim Kwang-sik (김광식)
    Kim Kwang-sik (김광식)
    Mr. Jang (장씨)
  • Jo Ryun (조련)
    Jo Ryun (조련)
    Min-soo's wife, Soon-yeong (민수 처, 순영)
  • Kang San (강산)
    Kang San (강산)
    Noodles with Korean sausage [sundae guk] restaurant son, Ho-yeong (순대국밥집 아들, 호영)
    Kim Tan-hyeon (김탄현)
    President Choi (최 사장)
  • Son Young-soon (손영순)
    Son Young-soon (손영순)
    Ho-yeong's grandmother (호영 할머니)
  • Kim Ji-heon (김지헌)
    Kim Ji-heon (김지헌)
    Park Yang (박양)
  • Bae Jang-Su (배장수)
    Bae Jang-Su (배장수)
    Reporter (기자)
  • Yoo Chae-mok (유채목)
    Yoo Chae-mok (유채목)
    Misari middle-aged woman (미사리 중년 여)
  • Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Wonju branch manager (원주 지국장)
  • Lee Joon-ik (이준익)
    Lee Joon-ik (이준익)
    Chef (주방장)
    Kang Gwang-won (강광원)
    Hardware store boss (철물점 사장)
  • Kim Dae-ho (김대호)
    Kim Dae-ho (김대호)
    Cleaner's boss (세탁소 사장)
    Choi Cheong-ja (최청자)
    GoStop grandmother (고스톱 할머니)
    Hwang In-joon (황인준)
    Flower shop single man (꽃집 총각)
    Lee Soon-geum (이순금)
    Nonghyup young woman (농협 아가씨)
  • Oh Seo-won (오서원)
    Oh Seo-won (오서원)
    Nurse (간호사)
    Go Seok-dong (고석동)
    Unemployed youth (실업 청년)
    Won-woo (원우)
    Seoul producer (서울 PD)
    Lee Seong-hee (이성희)
    President Choi's assistant (최 사장 비서)
  • Kim Gyung-ae (김경애)
    Kim Gyung-ae (김경애)
    Turquoise Cafe boss (청록다방 사장)
    Lee Yoon-jeong (이윤정)
    Management female assistant (매니지먼트 여비서)
    Lee Jae-eun (이재은)
    Hardware store wife (철물점 부인)
    Kang Won (강원)
    Misari waiter (미사리 웨이터)
    Han Soo-kyeong (한수경)
    GoStop resident (고스톱 주민)
    Eom Yeong-mi (엄영미)
    Nonghyup high school girl (농협 여고생)
    Kwon Seon-hye (권선혜)
    Nonghyup high school girl (농협 여고생)
    Lee Mi-rim (이미림)
    Nonghyup high school girl (농협 여고생)
    Na Seong-sik (나성식)
    88 Choi Gon's band (88년 최곤 밴드)
    Jeong Won-ho (정원호)
    88 Choi Gon's band (88년 최곤 밴드)
    Son Deok-bae (손덕배)
    88 Choi Gon's band (88년 최곤 밴드)
    Heo Min-hee (허민희)
    Choi Gon's female fan (최곤 소녀팬)
    Ham Soo-yeon (함수연)
    Choi Gon's female fan (최곤 소녀팬)
    Kim Jeong-min (김정민)
    Choi Gon's female fan (최곤 소녀팬)
    Sin Yeong-jae (신영재)
    Woo-yeong (우영)
  • Son Ye-won (손예원)
    Son Ye-won (손예원)
    Park Min-soo's daughter (박민수 딸)
  • Lee Deok-hwa (이덕화)
    Lee Deok-hwa (이덕화)
    Self - MBC 10th Singer King Award TV scene (본인 - MBC 10대 가수왕 시상식 TV장면)
    Jo Yong-won (조용원)
    Self - MBC 10th Singer King Award TV scene (본인 - MBC 10대 가수왕 시상식 TV장면)
    Choi Byeong-seo (최병서)
    Lee Duk-hwa's voice at awards ceremony (시상식 장면의 이덕화 목소리)
    Seo So-hyeon (서소현)
    Kim Jeong-ah (김정아)
  • Lee Yeong-seok (이영석)
    Lee Yeong-seok (이영석)
    Nureongi [Dog] grandfather - Cameo (누렁이 할아버지)
  • Shin Jung-geun (신정근)
    Shin Jung-geun (신정근)
    Misari male boss - Cameo (미사리 남 사장)
  • Jeon Gi-gwang (전기광)
    Jeon Gi-gwang (전기광)
    Detective - Cameo (형사)
  • Jo Kyung-hoon (조경훈)
    Jo Kyung-hoon (조경훈)
    Rugged man - Cameo (험악남)
  • Jeon Dae-byung (전대병)
    Jeon Dae-byung (전대병)
    Misari middle-aged man - Cameo (미사리 중년남)
  • Im Baek-chun (임백천)
    Im Baek-chun (임백천)
    Self - Special appearance (본인)
  • Kim Jang-hoon (김장훈)
    Kim Jang-hoon (김장훈)
    Self - Special appearance (본인)
    No Brain (노브레인)
    East River (이스트리버)
  • Woo Hye-jin (우혜진)
    Woo Hye-jin (우혜진)

Radio Star | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Radio Star" + DVD Giveaway

    Back in 1988, Gon (played by Park Joong-hoon) was a singer at the top of his game, with national recognition. But eighteen years later, he's stuck playing songs to sparsely populated rooms. Only Gon's fans from better years remember who the guy is anymore. Them, and people who scour the tabloids for arrest reports of yesterday's old stars. Gon's long-suffering manager Min-soo (played by Ahn Sung-ki) falls into both categories, and so, it falls onto him to bring new light to Gon's life with a new, if unglamorous disc jockey job in rural Yeongwol,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Joon-ik (이준익)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Jang Yoon-hyeon (장윤현)
 Production department
 Lee Dong-eun (이동은)
 Production department
 Choi Seok-hwan (최석환)
 Production department
 Jang Chang-won (장창원)
 Directing department
 Bang Joon-seok (방준석)
 Score composer
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Kim Tae-hoon-II (김태훈)
 Computer graphics
 Park Sang-wook-II (박상욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
Technical Information
115 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2006/09/27
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2006.10.29 : 1,456,806 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.22 : 1,295,418 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.15 : 1,025,978 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.08 : 707,351 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.01 : 190,682 admissions (total)

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