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If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

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Tom Sullivan
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Will Sly
Sarah Torgov ...
Patti Steffen
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Heather Johnson (as Shari Belafonte Harper)
Douglas Campbell ...
Porky Sullivan
Helen Burns ...
Mrs. Ruxton
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Bert
Barbara Gordon ...
Molly
Sharon Lewis ...
Helga
Lynda Mason Green ...
Sharon
Tony Van Bridge ...
Dr. Roger Wells
Jack Creley ...
Dean Franklin
David Gardner ...
Jack Steffen
Gary Reineke ...
Phil Lucas
Bob Warner ...
Sergeant
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Tom Sullivan is in many ways a typical student attending a Boston area college, he, showing his immaturity, partaking in, often leading, mainly harmless student hijinks with his pipe smoking friend, Will Sly. He funnels many of his energies into his music as a singer/pianist. Tom also happens to be blind, which he's been since a newborn due to being provided too much oxygen while in an incubator. Tom is independently minded, and wants to be treated just like any sighted person. Like most men his age, he is also in the pursuit of the opposite sex, in the process of which he finds that he falls in love easily. Through all these activities, Tom is affected by real life including the temporariness of college life, some not being able to get over their own prejudices of being sighted in their dealings with him, and coming to the realization that there are some things more difficult to do in life when one is blind. Written by Huggo

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The true story of a born winner!


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23 April 1982 (USA)  »

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CAD 5,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

As stated in the end credits, the little girl Sullivan saved from drowning was not his girlfriend's little sister, as portrayed in the film, but actually his own daughter. See more »

Goofs

During the skydiving incident, Tom's friend takes off in a jeep on natural ground, but we hear the tires squeal as though he's on pavement. See more »

Quotes

Will Sly: Time to think about getting a new guide dog. I'm off tomorrow.
Tom Sullivan: It's tomorrow already? Jesus, what happened? We were...
Will Sly: They should make calendars in Braille. They really should.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the One
Written by Michael Lloyd
Performed by Helen Reddy & Tom Sullivan
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One Of The Best.
19 February 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I am and older person and have seen many movies in my life. I believe this is one of the best of the best. Both funny and sad at the same time. The cast in it's entirety carry this movie to a delightful ending From what I understand a true story of a remarkable living person. I was able to order a DVD of this movie. It cost a pretty penny, But to this old goat, its worth every penny of it. No,I don't sell them.But I can tell you where to get them. I have really said all I can say about this film but due to minimum limits on here I must ramble on for a while so I can get ten lines of text. I am not one of the so called movie critics they get on here can indeed say a lot of nothing about an other wise great film. Respectfully

Howard


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