5.0/10
1,598
13 user 6 critic

Shout (1991)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Scott Barnes (Travolta) is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy (Lawrence) from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: John Travolta, Marilu Henner, Joey Lawrence
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: John Travolta, Ellie Raab, Tito Larriva
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Nakano
Stars: John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch
Two of a Kind (1983)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning
The Experts (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas
Stars: John Travolta, Arye Gross, Kelly Preston
Staying Alive (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A television weatherman scams a local lottery.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A lonely socialite and a young drifter enter into a May-December romance.

Director: Jane Wagner
Stars: Lily Tomlin, John Travolta, Andra Akers
Perfect (1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ramey Ellis
Mad City (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda
Michael (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Director: Nora Ephron
Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges
Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El primer grito del rock  »

Box Office

Gross:

$3,547,684 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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]
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rock the Pad
Written by Memphis Slim
Performed by Dave Edmunds
America Inc./Ace Records/Blues Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shout
6 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rock n' Roll has been associated with sin ever since the white man stole the sound from African-American musicians.

And while the music teacher in this drama isn't intent on co-opting black culture, he is intent on using the up-beat arrangements to inspire his students.

On the lam from police, harmonica-player Jack (John Travolta) holes up in an all-boys school, where he lands a gig teaching marching progressions.

A rebel-at-heart, however, Jack tutors his students (James Walters, Scott Coffey, Glenn Quinn) on a new rhythm that's sweeping the nation.

Meanwhile, the pious principal (Richard Jordan) is displeased with Jack's teaching of the devil's music as well as one student's intentions towards his daughter (Heather Graham).

A cheesy teen revolt against the puritanical beliefs that plague a small-town, Shout is as seditious as it is silly.

Besides, playing Rock n' Roll won't conjure up demons until you play it backwards. (Yellow Light)

vidiotreviews.blogspot.com


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?