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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:
Tucker Muldowney
Monica Tomanski
Charlie Nichols
Dean Schwimmer
Senator McKellar
Bruce Arlington
Susan Hooper
Timothy Dang ...
Bobby Chin
Cameron Sweet (as Peter De Luise)
Jason Gould ...
Jon Shear ...
Braithwaite (as Jon Matthews)
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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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 »


Drama | Romance


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5 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Garson's license plate - BDR 529 - is the same as the Bluesmobile in "The Blues Brothers". 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 Sam Rose, Geoff Rose and Marc Tanner
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Great Movie
14 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Is this movie ever going to come out on DVD? I love this movie, it has stayed with me for years because it captures the turmoil of teenagers learning how to live with the past and be a good person in the future. I would recommend that all teenagers see it, because it is so sincere and earnest. The emotion and confusion of being a good person, and a good student and a good friend is phenomenal. People are always wondering what they can do or say to be a better person and this movie teaches them that we all make mistakes, but we all survive. If a child or adult learns anything from this I would hope that it would be to treat each person fairly and compassionately. This movie shows that we all have our own demons and with the help and support of family, and friends we can all learn to deal with those demons without hurting those we love and using them as shields from our own pain.

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