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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Jesse Tucker (as James Walters)
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Eugene Benedict
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Molly
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Bradley
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Alan
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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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In 1955, Jesse Tucker did the unthinkable, because Rock 'N' Roll changed his life forever See more »

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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El primer grito del rock  »

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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1991 (1992) See more »

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Rock the Pad
Written by Memphis Slim
Performed by Dave Edmunds
America Inc./Ace Records/Blues Inc.
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I love this movie, still.
27 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time when it came out and loved it. Now, twenty years later, I still love it. It's fun, the music is good, and the teenage angst is well played. While there are a million movies with the message "the bad boy is a good boy," this one let's the bad boy be a bad boy. John Travolta's character is exactly what a cool teacher would be. We're all haunted by something, and he plays the part well. This is Jamie Walters doing what he does best: bad boy with a good heart. Both men are supposed to be "bad," but you find yourself rooting for them because yeah, they may have an attitude problem. And yeah, they may like rock 'n roll. But they're still the heroes.


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