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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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Jamie Walters ...
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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Toby (as Frank von Zerneck)
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Big Boy
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Travis Parker
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Kristina Simonds ...
Rachel
Charles Taylor ...
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Paula Bellamy-Franklin ...
Orphanage Cook / Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Tullos ...
Bandstand M.C.
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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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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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Alimony and Get With The Band
Written and Performed by Dennis Dreith
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Underrated
12 July 2012 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Shout" is another nostalgic tale of when the rock n'roll seemed to corrupt hearts and minds of the 1950's youth with rebel singers, noisy sound and plenty of energy, commonly misunderstood by people of other generations.

In it, John Travolta plays an music teacher new in this small town whose goal is to teach some kids from a juvenile detention to play music for a 4th of July event. Among them there's the most rebel of hearts Jesse (Jamie Walters) constantly causing trouble to everybody and always getting reprehension from director Euegene Benedict (Richard Jordan). What could possibly calm down his behavior? The introduction of the rock n'roll and Benedict's daughter Sara (Heather Graham).

Good spirited, hugely well-intentioned like few films can be in this day and age, "Shout" nicely presents the youth's inconformity under the rigid authority of people who preach decadent values and also the joy in discovering new things, like different music and the first love. Yes you'd probably seen this time in "American Graffitti", "Dead Poets Society" which are excellent and far superior than this small film, but the movie goes so nice, so easy and so filled of good things that one can easily let yourself go with no excessive critics about it. The lack of profundity in the main character annoys a little, I mean, what about Jesse's past? We've only seen him right on the first scene disturbing people's peace and that's it, he's taken (again, probably) to the farm house and more punishment and detention.

Romance is fine, the couple is very good looking and they act well the comedy bits are OK, Travolta is quite good in one of his best films during the awful break of strange projects before being resurrected by Tarantino. However, Richard Jordan is what makes the film worth watching, throwing away all the excesses characters like the one plays here tend to make. He makes of this unsympathetic character someone likable, you really understand why he believes in pushing those boys to hard work, and it's a man who really loves his daughter. He's tyrannic, imposes his authority but he's good in essence. Jordan, who mainly played villains in his career, steps down from this path and makes of Benedict a good character that has his tough moments. Clearly, the best in show.

This is not as bad as people say, it's quite underrated and a fun to watch. 7/10


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