Revelers tune in ‘Radio’

Fans attend preem, saved from ballgame misery

HOLLYWOOD — While director Michael Tollin said his high school football pic “Radio” wasn’t as sports-focused as other films he’d made with producer Brian Robbins (“Hard Ball,” “Varsity Blues,” “Summer Catch”), it did compete with a baseball playoff game for an audience when it preemed Tuesday night at the Academy.

On Wednesday the helmer said some of those that chose the preem over the ballgame ended up “emailing this morning thanking me for saving them from the misery” of the Cubs’ loss to the Marlins.

Among those on hand at the Academy were Sony’s Howard Stringer, Amy Pascal, Jeff Blake and Geoffrey Ammer; Revolution’s Joe Roth, Tom Sherak, Todd Garner, Rob Moore and Terry Curtin; producer Robbins; stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Alfre Woodard; plus guests including Dick Cook, John Schneider and Terry Lewis.

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