Listen to Me (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 May 1989 (USA)
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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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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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Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$4,299,023 (USA)

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Garson's license plate - BDR 529 - is the same as the Bluesmobile in "The Blues Brothers". See more »


Donna Lumis: I have come here today, to urge you to bring back public hanging!
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Referenced in Growing Pains: Ben and Mike's Excellent Adventure (1989) See more »


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Performed by Alphaville
Written by Bernhard Lloyd, Marian Gold and Frank Mertens
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15 February 2000 | by (Hershey, PA) – See all my reviews

This is, perhaps, the worst film I've ever seen- all apologies to "Plan 9 from Outer Space," "C.H.U.D." and everything Van Damme. Kirk Cameron is, as always, brutal. His schoolboy grin and squeaky voice may have played in the insufferable world of TV sit-coms, but he should never- NEVER- again attempt to actually act. This movie is nothing more than the Breakfast Club meets the Pro-Life movement. It is preachy and condescending to its viewer and serves as nothing more than a platform for Douglas Day Stewart's right-wing pontification. His characters continually allude to Dostoevsky in a transparent attempt to gain some vestige of intellectual credibility. The film rings so hollow that, if it were a room, one could walk around in it for an eternity without encountering any substance whatsoever. As for the usually bearable Roy Scheider- I wonder what favor he owed and to whom that he wound up in this overblown, self-important waste of raw stock?

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