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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 overview, first billed only:
Monica Tomanski
Charlie Nichols
Donna Lumis
Garson McKellar
Dean Schwimmer
Bruce Arlington
Susan Hooper
Timothy Dang ...
Bobby Chin
Cameron Sweet (as Peter De Luise)
Jason Gould ...
Jon Shear ...
Braithwaite (as Jon Matthews)
Christopher Rydell ...
Tom Lloynd
Stewart Shields


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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Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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$4,299,023 (USA)

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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 »


Garson McKellar: Knowledge is better than ignorance
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Referenced in Growing Pains: Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »


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Written by Martin Kershaw
Courtesy of Bruton Music
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22 January 2000 | by (johnboland@earthlink.net in Kennewick, WA) – See all my reviews

Though it has been years since I saw "Listen", I remember it not for the quality of the acting, which I thought was fine, but for delivering the most eloquent argument against abortion I had ever seen, even to this day. Any movie that gets the range of comments that have been posted, from rave to rage, is certainly has to be called controversial. So the debate scenes did not match up to the life experiences of some, it is a STORY. Its message is very, very strong, and delivered quite effectively. Isn't that what movies, books, plays, photography, et al are about? I just saw "Cider House Rules", the flip side of the abortion discussion from "Listen". Try watching "Listen" and "Cider House" back to back for what should be quite an emotional and intellectual experience. I rate both films at least 9 out of 10.

PS: I am 64, male, anti-abortion, and pro-choice.

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