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Listen to Me (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 5 May 1989 (USA)
A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Tucker Muldowney
Jami Gertz ... Monica Tomanski
Roy Scheider ... Charlie Nichols
Amanda Peterson ... Donna Lumis
Tim Quill ... Garson McKellar
George Wyner ... Dean Schwimmer
Anthony Zerbe ... Senator McKellar
Christopher Atkins ... Bruce Arlington
Quinn Cummings ... Susan Hooper
Tim Dang ... Bobby Chin (as Timothy Dang)
Peter DeLuise ... Cameron Sweet (as Peter De Luise)
Jason Gould Jason Gould ... Hinkelstein
Jon Shear Jon Shear ... Braithwaite (as Jon Matthews)
Christopher Rydell ... Tom Lloynd
Tom Schanley ... Stewart Shields
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talking Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,789,759, 7 May 1989

Gross USA:

$4,299,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,299,023
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

to offset complaints from parents who had brought teenagers to the movie theater and were shocked at the content of the debates (abortion for example) for a movie with popular teen actors, when the VHS was made available in video stores, there were optional warning stickers for the boxes to let the renting public know that some of the debates were of a sensitive nature See more »

Quotes

Garson McKellar: Knowledge is better than ignorance
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Soundtracks

Dark Light
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Written by Steve Marshall and Jerry Raney
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Harmless, but inaccurate
31 July 1999 | by James-184See all my reviews

This film brings up the tail end of the 1980s "John Hughes-ish" movies about earnest teens and young adults. As a tail-ender, it's not as rewarding as The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, or even Some Kind of Wonderful. It's not a great movie, not even that good of a movie, but if you like its kinfolk, you may enjoy it.

One caution: its portrayal of college debate is utter fiction. Do not imagine for a moment that college debate resembles this film's view of it in the slightest.


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