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Shout (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 4 October 1991 (USA)
A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

Director:

Jeffrey Hornaday

Writer:

Joe Gayton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Jack Cabe
Jamie Walters ... Jesse Tucker (as James Walters)
Heather Graham ... Sara Benedict
Richard Jordan ... Eugene Benedict
Linda Fiorentino ... Molly
Scott Coffey ... Bradley
Glenn Quinn ... Alan
Francis von Zerneck ... Toby (as Frank von Zerneck)
Michael Bacall ... Big Boy
Sam Hennings ... Travis Parker
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Rebecca
Kristina Simonds Kristina Simonds ... Rachel
Charles Taylor Charles Taylor ... Deputy
Paula Bellamy-Franklin Paula Bellamy-Franklin ... Orphanage Cook / Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Tullos Jerry Tullos ... Bandstand M.C.
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A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

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Taglines:

Rock & Romance Explode In A Texas Town. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El primer grito del rock See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,611,725, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$3,547,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,547,684
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Robert Brinkmann, who was 28 years old when filming began, was, at the time, the youngest person to shoot a major Hollywood studio film. See more »

Quotes

Alan: What's your name?
Rebecca: Rebecca.
Alan: My name is Alan, and I love you.
[They kiss]
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Soundtracks

Alimony and Get With the Band
Written and Performed by Dennis Dreith
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Poor Man's Dirty Dancing
12 January 2006 | by GemimaSee all my reviews

When my friend and I stumbled across this video and watched it we were shocked we'd never heard of it before. I later read it was a complete FLOP when it was released (despite some big name actors).

Not only is this film interesting to me as a "spot them before they were stars" exercise (Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham) but a "catch them during their brief period of fame" (Jamie Walters, Becky's boyfriend from Darlene, Jeremy Jackson). I still really don't understand why it was so unsuccessful as it contains all the same clichéd ingredients as most successful 80s teen flicks.

It's got the classic set up of good looking, broody male "outsiders" rebelling against the establishment via rock'n'roll and romance. It's set in the late fifties and has plenty of fun, sexy and dramatic montages set to dark rock'n'roll songs.

It's not a great film but it's certainly just as bad as Footloose and Dirty Dancing. If you enjoyed either of those I recommend you check this out (particularly if you're female and aged between 12-16). It's tap your foot to the songs, totally enjoyable fluff.


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