|Cuba Gooding Jr.||Radio|
|Ed Harris||Harold Jones|
|Alfre Woodard||Principal Daniels|
|S. Epatha Merkerson||Maggie|
|Sarah Drew||Mary Helen|
In a racially divided town, coach Jones spots a mentally disabled African-American student named Radio near his practice field and is inspired to befriend him. Soon, Radio is Jones' loyal assistant, and principal Daniels happily notes that Radio's self-confidence is skyrocketing. But things start to sour when Jones begins taking guff from fans who feel that his devotion to Radio is getting in the way of the team's quest for a championship.