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 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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Rock & Romance Explode In A Texas Town. See more »

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$3,547,684 (USA)
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Gwyneth Paltrow's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Alan: What's your name?
Rebecca: Rebecca.
Alan: My name is Alan, and I love you.
[They kiss]
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Up Against the Big Sky
Written, Produced and Performed by John Hiatt
Courtesy of A&E Records
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great movie ! great music ! entertaining A+
29 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be fun light hearted and great acting and directing. It was fun to see the chemistry between the teacher and students. Will not go down as one of John Travolta's top ten i am sure, but is is one of mine.Watch this film if you like music,or just a plain good entertaining film. John Travola does a great Job of playing the music teacher. Watching how the students learn to play new music that was in a time when the type of music he taught was restricted. I loved the chemistry between the girl(heather Grame) and i am not sure of the kid she falls for is but non the less very well done! Like i said you have to watch it to appreciate it. Fun fun fun.

Jeff


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