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If You Could See What I Hear (1982)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  23 April 1982 (USA)
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A light comedy/love story based on the life of blind musician Tom Sullivan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Biography | Drama

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23 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au-delà du regard  »

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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

Policeman: [incredulously] Your friend is blind?
Will Sly: More or less, yeah.
Policeman: Then why the hell is he driving?
Will Sly: 'Cause he's the only one who's sober!
[Tom does a backflip over the car]
Will Sly: See?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral): Fifth Movement
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played onscreen on synthesizers by 'Marc Singer' and Shari Belafonte
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This movie was great! One to watch again and again!
18 April 2003 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

I also saw this on cable in 1983 and can't believe it is not currently available on DVD or video. It is a fun movie with alot of laughs, and at the same time a "heartwarming", feel-good movie. Very memorable from my teen years, but it is timeless in its comedy. Marc Singer plays the blind real-life Tom Sullivan. I remember one scene in particular that was hilarious: Tom (Marc Singer) was the most sober (and blind, too) of the group after they had been out all night drinking, he is behind the wheel and gets pulled over by a police officer. I have to see this movie again! What can we do to get it to be released on DVD/video???


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