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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

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Monica Tomanski
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Charlie Nichols
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Donna Lumis
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Garson McKellar
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Dean Schwimmer
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Bruce Arlington
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Susan Hooper
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Bobby Chin
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Cameron Sweet (as Peter De Luise)
Jason Gould ...
Hinkelstein
Jon Shear ...
Braithwaite (as Jon Matthews)
Christopher Rydell ...
Tom Lloynd
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Stewart Shields
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A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

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It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son. A society girl. And a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Mismatch  »

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$4,299,023 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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Garson McKellar: Knowledge is better than ignorance
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Dark Light
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Written by Steve Marshall and Jerry Raney
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A high school English/drama teacher's viewpoint
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a saying among theatre people that "good drama requires a suspension of disbelief." Perhaps this film isn't meant for the more experienced movie goer...perhaps it is meant for the young and/or innocent. I love sharing this film with my high school students. I think it is the best treatment of the abortion issue I have ever seen or read. Of course, it is not a completely accurate portrayal of a college debate, but that is not its purpose. It does clearly demonstrate one sometimes effective debate strategy...tell your opponent he may not be wrong, but that he isn't handling the problem in the best possible way--then offer a better way of handling the problem. If we took the advice offered in this film, we could resolve a great many of our problems with the abortion issue.


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