Two brothers are the victims of their widowed mother's violent drunkard husband who spares no rod with the youngest brother. Reverting to a world of make-believe, they imagine that their Radio Flyer wagon can fly and that in it they can escape their tormenting stepfather. This film deals in an almost make-believe manner with the serious issue of child abuse. It is narrated by Tom Hanks.~Phillip Erlewine
I've seen this movie multiple times and have replaced my VHS version with a DVD. It's a sad story, but it makes you think. It's one of those movies that you watch through to the credits and discuss its meaning when it's over.
This movie will humble you to no end. This story ranks with Good Will Hunting on so many levels. Tell you what , watch this movie first then, follow up with Good Will Hunting. You will ache for these kids...
We use to watch this movie (VHS version) as a family. It was one that was watched over and over again. It was a good learning plot with friendship between brothers and some dreams. Radio Flyer and the Sandlot were big winners in our house!