Shout (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Tucker (as James Walters)
Eugene Benedict
Toby (as Frank von Zerneck)
Big Boy
Travis Parker
Kristina Simonds ...
Charles Taylor ...
Paula Bellamy-Franklin ...
Orphanage Cook / Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Tullos ...
Bandstand M.C.


A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys.

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A time for romance, A time for rebellion, A time for Rock N' Roll See more »


Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El primer grito del rock  »

Box Office


$3,547,684 (USA)

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Gwyneth Paltrow's film debut. See more »


Alan: What's your name?
Rebecca: Rebecca.
Alan: My name is Alan, and I love you.
[They kiss]
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References Shane (1953) See more »


I Was a Fool
Written by Elmore James and Joe Joses
Performed by Elmore James
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Great Music!
28 June 2002 | by (Bandon, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I purchased this video at Wal-Mart in a two for ten bucks basket. For anyone who may have grown up in the 50's and loved the old time rock and roll this movie is absolutely great!

James Walters plays a rebellious teenager who ends up in a home for boys. John Travolta is a music teacher who comes looking for a job which the boys' home needs. His job is to teach them music but he has been introduced to a black rhythm and blues radio station out of Memphis, which is playing some new music which seems to upset the establishment. That music is the birth of rock and roll.

Travolta introduces the boys to this new music by first playing some 45RPM records and then telling them to get a radio and listen to the Midnight Rider. From then on the boys are hooked.

Heather Graham is the daughter of the man who runs this boys' school and is the romantic interest of Jamie Walters. She looks wonderful. Walters is a junior James Dean with a rock and roll soul.

Ultimately the music is bound to clash with the locals and that is what really brings this movie to an outstanding conclusion. Two songs really kept me going back and watching parts of the movie over and over. "Alimony" by a black couple by the names of Womack & Womack is a fantastic piece of music and the final song by Walters called, "Rockin' the Pad" is produced by Dave Edmunds. The guitar playing could very well be that of Edmunds.

Having started high school in 1955 and graduating in 1959 this movie is a real piece of nostalgia.

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