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Shout (1991)

 -  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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Eugene Benedict
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Big Boy
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Paula Bellamy-Franklin ...
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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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Drama | Music | Romance

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El primer grito del rock  »

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$3,547,684 (USA)
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Quotes

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 »

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Stickin To My Boots
Written and Produced by Dennis Dreith
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Nothing is permanent except deterioration
19 October 2007 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

You can try to watch and maybe sometimes you'll feel something like an interest and other emotions. However, 1991 is already too far behind us and movie plot is now too predictable and too lame. While you can enjoy looking at your "best actors" in their primes or youth, you can't ignore general shallowness of presented story, which repeats so many stories with happy or semi-happy end about adolescents going the wrong way. In this case delinquency panacea is rock'n'roll music - which will make you puke with laughter especially if your children are doing crack and porno for pocket money.

Especially lame are scenes related to interracial interaction of young delinquents and afro-Americans. Considering lack of funds to spend and relatively unrestrained behaviour with opposite sex and race I can't image how in real life all them escaped with their lives and unspoiled mood.

Maybe there is a place on Earth where it is possible but somehow it doesn't help the movie.

It's a pity that Travolta had to endure these stupid texts and scenes, which seemingly had to symbolize unity and brotherhood of man. Nowadays they look so simplistic and devoid of reality that I got impression this flick was created by some people who don't know what they are really talking about or wanted to show. It's a well known fact that young criminals are sometimes more dangerous and spontaneous than grown up serial killers. But in this case we see a gang which is as fluffy and soft as band of guinea pigs and could be molded by anybody into anything.

If it would be on soapy side more (like stupid comedy about teenager problems with kissing), probably it would be better. Attempt to mix in drama did not work out at all, but killed all the possibilities to make movie livelier.

However, even in this state it is watchable snapshot of the tip of iceberg lacking other better examples. Some slight hints about racial troubles, negative role of church, victimization in correctional facilities, youth leadership issues can make this flick sufficiently instructive for really dumb parents and their kids. But it's impact is deteriorating with time too fast.

As I said before, the story is too old and too sweet. Life has much more bitter taste for most.


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