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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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Cast

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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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Au-delà du regard  »

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CAD 5,600,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tom Sullivan is heard to yell the identical recorded line "Hello? Can anybody hear me?" twice: once during the skydiving scene, and once during the swimming pool scene. 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: God, his kind can really sing, huh?
[while Tom is performing]
Bert: Yeah, but they make lousy astronomers.
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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 movies ever made
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe I saw this movie in 1983 when I was 15. I loved it. I fell in love with every character (especially Shari Belafonte), and their development within the movie. I saw an earlier comment that called this a "feel good" movie. Well, maybe. I don't think I felt particularly good at the end, but I did feel as though I had seen one of the best movies ever. In fact, I don't think I realized that Tom Sullivan was blind until the very end! I taped this movie from HBO once about 1995 but my friend taped a porno over it. Remember to remove those tabs! I feel empty without it. If there is a movement somewhere to get this movie on DVD I would surely like to join it. I can't believe it is not already. But considering the crap that is produced and then out on DVD, I am not surprised. I don't think that most of those in charge of releasing DVD would notice a gem of a movie if they saw it.A++++++


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